Agencies Dedicated to Historic Preservation

Please contact the agency directly to apply. CFCC does not place students in volunteer or service learning positions in external agencies. You may also find local volunteer opportunities posted on sites such as Cape Fear Volunteer Center and Volunteer Match.

Airlie Gardens

“Historic public garden with cultural and environmental education for the residents and visitors of New Hanover County.”

Flo Simpson, Volunteer Coordinator
300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Battleship North Carolina

“After serving as a training vessel for midshipmen, NORTH CAROLINA was decommissioned 27 June 1947 and placed in the Inactive Reserve Fleet in Bayonne, New Jersey, for the next 14 years.  In 1958 the announcement of her impending scrapping led to a statewide campaign by citizens of North Carolina to save the ship from the scrappers torches and bring her back to her home state. The Save Our Ship (SOS) campaign was successful and the Battleship arrived in her current berth on 2 October 1961.  She was dedicated on 29 April 1962 as the State’s memorial to its World War II veterans and the 10,000 North Carolinians who died during the war.”

Kim Sincox, Museum Services Director

The Bellamy Mansion

The Bellamy Mansion, a historic antebellum home constructed just before the Civil War, is part of the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina.”The house now serves as a museum that focuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action.”

Wade Toth
503 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

“Oldest history museum in North Carolina . . . [that] collects images and artifacts that help us understand the history, science and cultures of the region.”

814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cameron Art Museum

Contact: Georgia Mastroieni
Phone: 910.395.5999
Location: 3201 South 17th street, Wilmington, NC, 28412

Poplar Grove Plantation

Contact: Felicia Greene
Phone: 910.686.9518 ext. 103
Location: 10200 U.S. Highway 17 North, Wilmington, NC, 28411

“The Latimer House, built in 1852 by local merchant Zebulon Latimer, has housed the Historical Society since 1963 and is currently open to the public as a house museum exemplary of upper-class life in Wilmington during the Victorian period.”

Online Form
126 South Third St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Legacy Architectural Salvage, a project of Historic Wilmington Foundation

legacy-salvage-logo-300x267At LAS you’re likely to find doors, windows, door knobs, fireplace mantels, newel posts, finials, sinks and more…but because the inventory comes in solely through donations, you’ll want to visit regularly to know what’s in-house that week.  We welcome historic architectural element donations c.1960 and older. Donations to Legacy Architectural Salvage are tax-deductible!  Call 910.444.1751 to arrange drop off of donations.

Contact: Architectural Salvage (
Address: 1831-B Dawson Street (at the rear of Stevens Hardware Co. in Wilmington)
Telephone:  910.444.1751
Fax: 910.762.1551