Staff

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.

Kyra McCormick is from Westerly, Rhode Island, and attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA where she double majored in archaeology and public history. While in undergrad she had internships at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and the Mercyhurst University Archives. She also completed archaeological field schools in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Kyra recently moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW for her MA in public history. 

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.

Anna Kawczynski is from Maryland and is currently pursuing a second BA in Anthropology at UNCW. Her first degree was in Criminology with a concentration in criminal justice systems. She has also participated in a Forensic Anthropology field school in Ireland. She has a passion for studying colonial era culture and wishes to pursue a career in museum interpretation and collections.