President of the National Trust for Preservation to Visit

Stephanie_1378_2015Historic Wilmington Foundation will host Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, on Tuesday March 8 and Wednesday March 9.

National Trust leader since 2010, Ms Meeks has directed initiatives to develop an ambitious strategic plan designed to refocus direct action on saving imperiled places, engage new audiences in preservation, and increase the organization’s impact by a factor of ten.

There are 3 opportunities for you to hear her speak.

Governor Dudley Mansion Reception:  On Tuesday March 8th a very special reception will be held in Ms. Meek’s honor at the beautifully restored, historically significant Governor Dudley Mansion from 5:30-6:45pm.  Ms. Meeks will share comments, mingle with guests, pose for pictures.  Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.  This is a rare opportunity to see the Mansion and to visit with Ms. Meeks in a more intimate setting.  Reservations are $75 per person, $100 per couple and can be ordered by phone at 910.762.2511 or on line HERE.


Public Presentation:  Ms Meeks will give a public presentation on Tuesday March 8, 7:00-8:00pm at the Coastline conference and Events Center, 503 Nutt Street, Room B.  Light refreshments will be served.  $5 suggested donation.  To attend, RSVP HERE.


Business and Government Leaders Breakfast:  Wednesday March 9, 7:15-8:15am at UNCW’s historic Wise Alumni House, 1713 Market Street.  Ms Meeks will conduct a brief address.  A continental breakfast and coffee will be served.  Donations Accepted.  Parking for this event is available at the Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market St.  Enter the Church parking lot from Princess Street.  The general public is welcome at this event.  To attend, RSVP HERE.