2022 Annual Report

Learn more about the many ways we preserved and protected the irreplaceable in 2022!

Historic Preservation Construction Class

HWF & Cape Fear Community College partner to train our workforce and save our region’s historic structures.

GIBLEM LODGE: Past, Present, Future

Sunday, February 19 (2-3pm) at the NHC Public Library (downtown branch, 201 Chestnut Street)

Azalea Festival Home Tour

Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16 (1-5pm)

Legacy Workshop: Reclaiming & Naming Wood

Saturday, February 25 (10am-11:30am)

Legacy's Featured Finds

A sampling of the latest and greatest available for purchase at Legacy Architectural Salvage!

Maides Cemetery

Next Volunteer Clean-Up Date: Saturday, May 3

HWF Membership

DID YOU KNOW: Members receive 15% off at Legacy Architectural Salvage!

Historic Wilmington Foundation

Protecting The Irreplaceable

We are a historic preservation nonprofit that’s been connecting people to place for more than half a century.

Through events, workshops, programs and more, HWF preserves built history in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Our members and volunteers help make it happen.

HWF Community

Get Involved

There’s more than one way to be proactive in local preservation.

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Legacy Architectural Salvage

Shop Original

At Legacy Architectural Salvage, discover vintage doors, décor, windows and other unique finds. This project of HWF operates as a store, donation spot, workshop location and more.

Preservation Resources Network

Find Your People

Old buildings are a special breed. From contractors to real estate agents to tradespeople, meet pros that understand historic homes.

HWF Plaques

Honor Your Home’s History

Our historic plaques share the unique stories behind the houses, buildings, and alleys of Wilmington and beyond. Is your property eligible?