'Politics Unusual' Exhibit at the Burgwin-Wright House PDF Print Email
Written by Hope Trent   
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 09:09 AM

Lotteries in colonial America played a significant part in the financing of both private and public ventures, such as roads, libraries, churches, canals, and bridges. “Politics Unusual” features a 1768 lottery ticket signed by George Washington.

Other items include a letter signed by British General Cornwallis and an oil painting copy of a portrait of William Hooper, a signer of the Declaration of Independence for North Carolina.

In addition, Harry Taylor’s show, “Between the Air and the Ether,” will continue to be on display until Nov. 14. Taylor uses historical processes to produce spirit photographs.

Taylor will offer tintype portrait sessions in the gardens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23. Portraits are $80 for 5x7 inch and $180 for 8x10 inch. Reservations are required, and can be made by contacting Christine Lamberton at 910-762-0570 or [email protected]. The Burgwin-Wright House will receive 30 percent of the proceeds.

Located at 224 Market Street in downtown Wilmington, the Burgwin-Wright House was built in 1770 and offers guided tours interpreting colonial history on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit www.burgwinwrighthouse.com to learn more about Fourth Friday, special tours and other events.

Hope Trent is a University of North Carolina Wilmington student majoring in English with a concentration in professional writing. She is interning at the Burgwin-Wright House.

Note: The Wilmington Star News published this story online.

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