Annual Meeting 2019

It’s time for our annual meeting where HWF reflects on the previous year and welcomes in new board members! All current HWF members and volunteers are invited and encouraged to attend.

Not sure if you’re a current member? Contact Blair at 910-762-2511 or Need to renew your membership? No problem–we will be happy to accept cash, check, or card at the door and welcome you back with open arms!!

If you plan to attend, please do RSVP to so we have a headcount for refreshments.

Two Preservation Events in February 2019: Plaque Research Class and High School Speech Contest

This February HWF hosts TWO great preservation events. Originally scheduled for fall of 2018, we are excited to have rescheduled these post-hurricane:

Plaque Research Made Simple – Free Class for Budding and Veteran Preservationists
February 8th, 2019
If you’ve always been curious about your home’s history, you won’t want to miss this fun, informative, FREE how-to presentation on Wilmington’s popular historic plaque program. Professional researcher and HWF Plaque Committee member Carol Bragale will walk you through the historic plaque application with invaluable research tips, tricks, and advice. Join us for sips and snacks and see architectural artifacts from the Museum’s collection before the presentation begins.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Hosted at the Cape Fear Museum of History & Science at 6 PM.


Impact of Preservation: High School Speech Contest
February 13th, 2019
Area juniors and seniors compete in our very first “Impact of Historic Preservation” high school speech contest! HWF has pledged nearly $2000 in scholarship prizes to three winning students who must explain in 5 minutes or less why a certain local landmark matters. This event is FREE at Snipes Auditorium, Snipes Academy of Arts + Design.

Student applications due to by January 23, 2019
Speech Contest on February 13th, 2019 at 6:00pm at Snipes Academy, 2150 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28405.

Click here for instructions & Submittals for Speech Contest!!