Saving the Burgwin-Wright House

photograph of Burgwin-Wright House prior to restoration

In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month

Wednesday, May 14 - 6:30 p.m.

Photographs provide evidence that can support or contradict our accounts of history. Often they are the only window into the past and lead to exciting new revelations.  Inspired by images and maps stored in the archives of the Burgwin-Wright House, historian Christine Lamberton will take guests on a pictorial journey of the restoration and continued preservation of the house and property.  Saved from the wrecking ball in 1937 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina, the Burgwin-Wright House was restored in four phases over a period of several decades. Ms. Lamberton’s presentation will include more than 100 images, many of which have never before been shared with the public.  

Seating is limited, so advance registration is recommended.

Register for "Saving the Burgwin-Wright House"

For more information about Preservation Month activities in the Wilmington area, visit the web site of Historic Wilmington Foundation.
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