BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – A traveling exhibit featuring the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Most Threatened Historic Places is on tour throughout various libraries in Brunswick County.
The exhibit is now at the Leland Library until December 8, when it will then move to the Brunswick County Library in Southport until December 29 and then continue on to the G.V. Barbee Sr. Library in Oak Island until January 20.
The Historic Wilmington Foundation says the Most Threatened Historic Places Exhibit highlights the region’s historic buildings and structures that are most vulnerable to demolition, deterioration, or neglect and illustrates the importance of historic preservation within our community.
The 2016 exhibit includes sites important to Brunswick County such as the Fort Caswell Rifle Range, the historic former Brunswick County Courthouse which is now the Southport City Hall and several private and family Brunswick County cemeteries. After leaving Brunswick County the exhibit will continue on to Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington and the New Hanover County N.E. Regional Library.
Every year in May, in recognition of National Preservation Month, the Historic Wilmington Foundation releases a new list of the Most Threatened Historic Places in order to raise awareness about the places most at risk of being lost forever.
Since 2006, Historic Wilmington Foundation has published the Most Threatened Historic Places List to focus attention on irreplaceable historic resources and raise public awareness.