Museum Director 

Christine E. Lamberton
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 910-762-0570

Originally from France, Christine Lamberton moved to the US to attend college in North Carolina. She is a UNCW alumna with a master’s degree in history with a concentration in museum education and historic houses. She taught history at UNCW part-time for seven years, and worked in various local museums, including the USS North Carolina battleship and Wrightsville Beach Museum. 

Assistant Director 

Hunter W. Ingram
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 910-762-0570

A North Carolina native, Hunter has worked with the history of the Lower Cape Fear since his time as a reporter for the Wilmington StarNews starting in 2013. At the newspaper, he created and hosted the award-winning local history podcast “Cape Fear Unearthed,” each episode of which shared a different story from the region’s rich history. He also hosted tours, events and speaking engagements through the podcast and newspaper, as well as covered the North Carolina film industry. Most recently, he served as the educator for the Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History on Bald Head Island.

Museum Interpreters

One of the ways the Burgwin-Wright House fulfills its educational mission is through the hiring of students in the field of history, museum studies, and education. This opportunity provides them with hands-on, real-life experiences that help build their resumes. In return, the Burgwin-Wright House is staffed with people who have a shared love of colonial history and preservation, and are always coming up with new ways to engage the public! 

Rick Morrison is a retired naval officer and a recent UNCW graduate with a bachelor of history. Rick holds additional degrees in health care administration, management, and national security and strategic studies. He has a strong interest in the history of the Lower Cape Fear region of North Carolina and currently works as an interpreter at the Burgwin-Wright House and the Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

Annie Smith is from Charlotte, NC and is pursuing a BA in History at UNCW, with a minor in Political Science. She hopes to one day become a History professor, but in the meantime enjoys working in the field of public history  as an interpreter at the Burgwin-Wright House. 

Connor Humphrey is from Salem, Indiana and attended Johnson University in Knoxville, TN where he double majored in History and Bible and Theology. He previously worked at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN as an Interpreter and the Assistant Manager. Connor is currently working on his MA in History with a concentration in Public History from UNCW and hopes to work in collections care.

Casandra Murray is originally from Toccoa, Georgia and currently a graduate student in the American History graduate program at UNCW where she received her B.A. in History last spring. She joined the Burgwin-Wright Houser team in September, 2022 as an interpreter and works at the Wilmington Railroad Museum as well. She has a strong interest in American colonial history and the history of slavery. Her hope is to one day work at a National Park historic site as a researcher and interpreter.

Winston Tatum is from Elizabethtown, North Carolina and is currently a history graduate student at UNCW. Winston began working at the Burgwin-Wright House in September, 2022 as an interpreter and hopes to continue working in the museum field after graduation at a state historic site, Colonial Williamsburg, or history museum. Winston’s interests and areas of study include early American history, European history, military history, Scots-Irish American history, maritime history, the development of arms and armor, mythology, and folklore.

Rebekah Burroughs is from Stantonsburg, North Carolina and earned her BA in History and English at East Carolina University. Currently she is a graduate student at UNCW for Public History. Previously, Rebekah worked as a docent and collections assistant at The Country Doctor Museum. Today, she works at the Wilmington Railroad Museum and, since September 2022, the Burgwin Wright House. Her specific interests are in collections management and curation.

Audrey Ross is from Holly Springs, North Carolina and received her BA in History at the UNC Pembroke. She is a current a graduate student at the UNC Wilmington for a master’s in Public History. She joined the Burgwin-Wright House team as an interpreter in October 2022. Her areas of interest include ancient civilizations, women’s history, 19th-20th century history, and curation. 

Sydney Watson is from Kernersville, NC and is pursuing her B.A. in history, with a minor in psychology and license in secondary education from UNCW. She joined the Burgwin-Wright House team in February 2023. She loves all history, but her strong interests are with American and North Carolinian history.