Historic Wilmington Foundation’s

2019 Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Coastline Conference Center | 501 Nutt Street | Wilmington, NC 28401

Please RSVP to HWF@HistoricWilmington.org or 910.762.2511 by November 15.
Vegetarian plates available; please request in your RSVP. Corporate tables available for purchase.

What’s the value of historic preservation?

The answers are varied, powerful and key to our community’s vitality.

HWF is honored to welcome Tom Mayes as the keynote speaker at our annual luncheon, exploring ideas from his 2018 book, “Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and Well-Being.”

Mr. Mayes, a native son of North Carolina, is the Chief Legal Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC.

$100 suggested individual donation at the luncheon.



Many thanks to the our amazing sponsors! 

ARRIVE Wilmington * Delinda Harrelson & Associates * Dram Tree Realty * First Bank * Hogue Hill, LLP * Mark Kennedy, CPA, PLLC

Mason & Mason, Attorneys at Law * MoMentum Companies * Sage Island * SDI Construction, Inc. * Sylvia & Keith Kochler * WHQR Public Media


In preparation for Tom Mayes’ visit to Wilmington, HWF recently had the honor of an interview:

You grew up in North Carolina. How did it shape you, especially in regards to historic preservation?

North Carolina is home, no matter how long I’ve lived somewhere else. It’s the place where my internal compass is oriented. My family is a North Carolina farm family. I was fortunate enough to grow up around old places and families that had lived on the land for generations, including people who lived in restored historic houses and… READ MORE >>