Get involved

If these old walls could talk, they would tell thousands of tales. They also would make an earnest appeal for your support.  


If you love history and enjoy working with people, you might enjoy giving tours of the museum house. To find out more about volunteering as a docent, contact us at or 910-762-0570.

We have a particular need for extra docents in the fall, when every fourth grade class in New Hanover County schools makes a field trip to the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens as part of the People of the Past program. We’ve created a special program for the fourth-graders to complement their study of American history. It is offered free of charge to approximately 2500 children each year. Another way you can assist with the school tours is to "sponsor" a student by making a $5.00 donation.


Historic preservation is an endless endeavor, as is the museum’s educational mission. Your financial support helps maintain the property and keep the doors of the museum open for the benefit of the public.  Donations of any size are welcome. A donation of $5.00 will "sponsor" a fourth-grader and help offset the costs of providing the free People of the Past program.

Corporate Sponsorships

Annual corporate sponsors help fund special events and programs at the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens in addition to museum operations and historic preservation.

Magnolia $1,500  

Dogwood $800

Camellia $500  

Azalea $300

Annual sponsors will be recognized as supporters of every event held in 2015 in the following ways:

  • Logo and hyperlink on individual event pages of web site
  • Logo on slide show at events
  • Verbal acknowledgement at events
  • Logo on email invitations/announcements
  • Logo on posters, fliers, programs and other print materials
  • Acknowledgements on Facebook

Become a sponsor today!


Sponsorship Levels


Current Corporate Sponsorships