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Join us for Historic Wilmington Foundation's 19th Annual Post-Thanksgiving Tour!
Join us on Sunday, December 1st from 2-4 pm to walk off that turkey and dressing by attending a tour at the lovely Neil M. McEachern House, 214 North 6th Street, home of Linda and Richard Mechling.
A lecture and tour of the house will be presented by Ed Turberg, Architectural Historian. Refreshments will be provided!
Free admission for HWF Members and $10 admission for Guests! RSVP: 910.762.2511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tour is underwritten by Market Street Pharmacy
The 2013 Vintage Event held at the Brooklyn Arts Center was a great success. The night was filled with wonderful food, beautiful music, and fun people! Thank you to everyone who attended the event and participated in the silent auction, as well as everyone who donated auction items, food, and services. The Vintage Event would not have been nearly as successful without your help! We can't wait till next year!
All proceeds will go towards our mission at HWF to protect and preserve the irreplaceable resources in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region.
GUIDED ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS
Historic Wilmington Foundation's first year of Guided Architectural Walking Tours was a big success! Volunteer guides led over 300 people on two tours; Forest Hills and the Streetcar Suburbs. The Forest Hills Tour showcases the architectural, social, and cultural history of the community. The Streetcar Suburbs tour focuses on the development of Wilmington's first two suburbs, Carolina Place and Carolina Heights, as well as the preservation work that have made them an important part of the city's preservation success story.
Even though the regular season has ended, tours are still available by special arrangement! For more details contact us at email@example.com or call us at 910.762.2511
If you wish to train to become a guide of our 2014 Guided Architectural Walking Tours Season please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Training for new guides will begin in the winter)
Watch for the new season starting next April!
Most Threatened Historic
Places Exhibit 2013-2014!
Pictured are (l to r) Harry Tuckmayer, Library Director; George Edwards, HWF Executive Director; & Michael Murchison, HWF President.
Traveling exhibit debuted a year ago at the New Hanover County Library and is back again for 2013-2014. The exhibit highlights the region's most threatened historic places, and illustrates the importance of historic preservation within our community. The exhibit will appear in the libraries of New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. The schedule for the exhibit is as follows:
|New Hanover County Main Library||Mon Aug 26 - Fri Sep 13|
|New Hanover County, North East Branch||Mon Sep 16 - Fri Oct 4|
|Pender County Main Library, Burgaw||Mon Oct 7 - Fri Oct 25|
|Pender County, Hampstead Branch||Mon Oct 28 - Thu Nov 14|
|Brunswick County Main Library, Southport||Mon Nov 18 - Fri Dec 6|
|Brunswick County, Oak Island Branch||Mon Dec 9 - Fri Dec 27|
|Brunswick County, Shallotte Branch||Mon Dec 30 - Fri Jan 17|
|Brunswick County, Leland Branch||Mon Feb 3 - Fri Feb 21|
|New Hanover County, Myrtle Grove Branch||Mon Feb 24 - Fri Mar 14|
Most Threatened Historic Places
The new 2013 Most Threatened Historic Places list was released in June and included one new listing and seven sites from the previous year. The former Topsail High School and the former Tide Water Power and Light Building were removed from the threatened list because they were saved and will be rehabilitated. The new list is available here. There is also an updated listing of all sites listed by the Foundation since the program first appeared in 2006.
If you have a concern about a site please call the Foundation to discuss.MTHP Lists: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 -2006
(Illustration of Threatened Places)
2013 Preservation Awards
The recipients of the Foundation's 2013 Preservation Awards are pictured above. The annual celebration was held in May as part of National Preservation Month.
Tar Heels Go Walking
CALL FOR TAR HEEL GUIDES FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON!
A Partnership with New Hanover Country Schools since 2009, Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrates its 5th year and the guides who have delivered over 280 tours to more than 12,000 third graders, 1,000 parents, and 500 teachers. The tour educates students about historic preservation, public art, and Wilmington history and development.
Tar Heels Go Walking received a Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit for outstanding achievement from Preservation North Carolina in 2010.
Interested in becoming a tour guide for an excited group of 3rd graders? Contact us now at email@example.com or call us at 910.762.2511!