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 has worked in various local museums, including the USS North Carolina battleship and Wrightsville Beach Museum. Today, in addition to serving as Director of the Burgwin-Wright House, she teaches part-time at UNCW in the history department.

Director of Programs and Events/Lead Interpreter

Christine L. Ingram
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 910-762-0570

Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, Christine  graduated from UNCW with her BA in History in 2016. She then went on to complete her Masters in Library and Information Studies from UNCG in 2019. Christine has been involved with Burgwin-Wright House in various capacities since volunteering for the annual Christmas program in 2014. In the summer of 2018, she was awarded the Mary Broadfoot Archives Internship, and completed a research grant on enslaved workers and women for the House in the summer of 2019. In December of 2019, Christine was hired as the Director of Programs and Events and Lead Interpreter for the Burgwin-Wright House.

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.

Allayna Dail’s interest in history was fostered by growing up in Oriental, N.C. near Tryon Palace. While enrolled at UNCW as a history major, Allayna completed an internship at the Burgwin-Wright House setting up the archives. After completing her internship in June 2016, she was hired as an interpreter. Upon her graduation with a bachelor’s in history in May 2017, Allayna was the first recipient of the Mary Bason Broadfoot Summer Internship at the Burgwin-Wright House, where she digitized irreplaceable primary documents.

William White, born in North Carolina, has spent his most recent years in Virginia completing a B.A. in history from Longwood University. Growing up in family that loves antique furniture, colonial homes and history, it fostered his love for historic houses. While in undergrad he worked as an interpreter at Shirley Plantation, and joined the Burgwin-Wright House in June 2019 while he attends UNCW to pursue his M.A. in Public history.

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. Following graduation, she hopes to get a job in museum collections.