Wednesday, February 28, 2024

‘Drink for old buildings,’ Wilmington Historic Foundation to host free historic preservation events

Historic Wilmington Foundation has three free events planned, from a high school speech contest to a brew-filled celebration of old buildings.

Historic Wilmington Foundation has three free events planned, from a high school speech contest to a brew-filled celebration of old buildings. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Historic Wilmington Foundation)
Historic Wilmington Foundation has three free events planned, from a high school speech contest to a brew-filled celebration of old buildings. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Historic Wilmington Foundation)

WILMINGTON — Catch up on history next month with Historic Wilmington Foundation.

The group is set to host three free events with a little something for everyone.

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In February and March, Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) will host a free plaque research class, a speech contest and a happy hour.

Upcoming events

Aiming to simplify historic plaque research, HWF is hosting a free class on Feb. 8. A HWF Plaque Committee member will help explain the plaque application process and offer “tips, tricks and advice.” Held at the Cape Fear Museum, refreshments will be available and local with historical artifacts will be presented. Beginning at 6 p.m., limited seating is available.

The following week, HWF has pledged to offer a total of $1,750 between the top three finalists in a high school speech contest. Juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in the contest, planned at Snipes Academy of Art and Design on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Applications are open online now for students to sign up for a five-minute speech on the topic of the impact of historic preservation.

Finally, to celebrate HWF’s recent salvaging accomplishments and “drink for old buildings,” head down to Wilmington Brewing Company. HWF is hosting a free toast on March 7 and all history buffs and lovers are invited. At Pints for Preservation, $1 from every pint sold will benefit the Bellamy Mansion and HWF. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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