Becoming a Member of the Wilmington Historical Society
Fulfilling our mission requires funding. We must pay for staff, technology, preservation materials such as archival files and boxes, office supplies, and exhibit and program costs. When you join the WHS, you are ensuring that our history will never be lost; that the stories, photographs and documents of the city’s leaders, residents, landmarks and events will always be safe and available to the public to learn from and enjoy. You are entitled to do research here at no cost and receive staff help to locate photographs and documents.
Donate to the Wilmington Historical Society
The focus of the archival collection is on Wilmington from the early 1900’s through the early 2000's. This includes Wilmington’s role in World War I and World War II, its institutions and businesses, the formation of the City, as well as the people and events of its more recent past. Because of the extensive acreage of the original town of Wilmington, materials on the early history of neighboring cities are also considered. For more information about donating your historical material, please fill out our contact form.
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