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    • Ad Hoc Theater in City Hall

    • plays, drama, New Hanover County
    • Ad Hoc Theater group in City Hall in Wilmington, N.C. From left to right on bottom row are Emily Young, Tom McGovern, and Chuck Tedder. On the top row are Wes Singletary, Lynette Ashby, and Chip Tayloe.
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr.

    • Hewlett, Addison, 1912-1989; Wilmington College; Lawyers
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr. standing in front of the University of North Carolina Wilmington dormitory that bears his name. George Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989) was a prominent North Carolina politician and attorney. Born in Wilmington, NC, he went...
    • Adrian D. Hurst

    • Mathematics; College teachers
    • Photograph of Adrian Hurst pointing towards the oyster and clam beds behind his home on Masonboro Sound. Adrian D. Hurst (1901-1991) was born in Duck Creek, NC. Hurst, a self-described career instructor, began teaching math after earning a...
    • AF-A_1955_Queen_04

    • Azalea Festival
    • Miss Sara Shane, Queen Azalea VIII, and Clara Faye Arnold, Miss North Carolina of 1955, participate in the Azalea Festival parade. The pair are pictured on 3rd Street as they pass Thalian Hall during the 1955 Azalea Festival.
    • AF-A_1955_Riegel_01

    • Azalea Festival
    • The Riegel Carolina Corporation float passes by Thalian Hall on 3rd Street during the 1955 Azalea Festival. The float depicts its message to "Keep North Carolina Green."
    • Alexander Doak McClure

    • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
    • Photograph of Reverend Alexander McClure sitting at his desk in the Manse of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Alexander Doak McClure (1850-1920) was born in Tennessee. He attended Princeton University and Davidson College, receiving a Doctor of...
    • Alexander Hall House

    • Queen Anne style house built c. 1897 for Alexander Hall (1874-1933), president of the Wilmington Grocery Company; and wife, Margaret Hargrave (1875-1961). According to family tradition, house was a wedding present from the grooms parents. Remained...
    • Angela Deaver and daughters

    • School technology coordinators; Beauty contests; Festivals
    • From left to right: Christine, Angela, and Jamie Deaver at the 2002 North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess Pageant, which was held at Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC. Jamie won the title that night, and her mother, Angela, and younger sister,...
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03100

    • Azalea Festival
    • The Washington High School Band, of Washington, North Carolina, marches in the Azalea Festival parade along North Third Street. Two members of the band carry the North Carolina flag, and a Confederate flag. Buildings pictured on the left include...
    • B. D. Schwartz

    • Wilmington College; City Council members; Legislators
    • Studio black and white picture of B. D. Schwartz. Benjamin D. Schwartz (1909-2001) led a long life of service to the citizens of the Wilmington, NC area. He was born in Poland and came to Wilmington with his mother and father when he was four and...
    • Bellamy Mansion Fire (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, historical district, historic buildings, 5th & Market St, mansions, fires, antique furniture, antebellum architecture
    • The terrible destruction caused by a fire in the Bellamy Mansion is shown by the debris littered floor, peeling wallpaper, scorched furniture [sideboards, table holding condiment containers, silver water pitcher and silver covered dish] in what...
    • Benjamin Franklin Hall

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Duplin County (N.C.)
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Hall. Benjamin Franklin Hall (1842-1934) was born in Duplin County, NC. He fought in the Civil War with the Company A, 43rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, known as the Duplin Rifles. After the war he taught...
    • Beverly Skinner

    • Actresses
    • Photograph of Beverly Skinner at the Gala Opening of "Isabella," a musical by Dr. R. V. Fulk of Wilmington, NC. Beverly Skinner (1944- ) is a Wilmington local who was a Story Lady for the Growing Readers Project in the late 1990s-early 2000s. The...
    • Big Dawg Productions

    • Wilmington, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina, theater, film, television, stages, actors, actresses, plays, Thalian Hall
    • The cast from the play You Can't take it With You- top row-left to right- Alex Wharff (Tony Kirby), Scott Simpson (Boris Kolenkhov), bottom row- left to right- Katherine Vernon (Alice Sycamore), Pat Higle (Martin "Grandpa" Vanderhof, Suellen Yate...
    • Bill Head From Hall and Pearsall

    • Hall family, Pearsall family, grocers, wholesalers, fertilizer
    • The Hall and Pearsall Warehouse was located at 711 Nutt St. Oscar Pearsall worked for Edwards and Hall, Wholesale Grocers until 1875 when he became partner and changed the name to Hall & Pearsall. The firm specialized in staples such as rice,...


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