Urban Hikes

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Local Historian Beverly Tetterton will lead  Urban Hikes this Spring. 

Black History Urban Hike

Friday, April 19  @ 10 am
Meet at MLK Community Center, 401 S. 8th Street | 254.0907
Cost:  Free   Please register below...space is limited.

From the MLK Center, participants will travel on Church Streets and  north on 7th to Red Cross St.  where participants will learn about the the African-American newspaper edited and published by Alex Manly.  Many other historical sites will also be discussed during this 2 mile hike.

Architectural Hike

Thursday, May 16  @ 10 am
Meet at the MLK Community Center, 401 S. 8th Street | 254.0907
Cost:  Free   Please register below.  Space is limited.

Castle St. Old Fireshouse


This hike will begin at the MLK Center on 8th Street and explore the history of buildings and architecture alone Fifth Ave, 4th and Castle streets and will include current building projects on Queen Street. This hike is less than two miles and will finish at the MLK Center.





Downtown Hike along the Riverwalk

Thursday, June 13 @ 10 am
Meet at Orange Street Landing (at the foot of Orange Street  adjacent to the George Restaurant)
Cost:  Free   Please register below.  Space is limited.

This hike will take place on Thurs., June 13 @ 10 am and it will cover history and architecture.  It will start at the foot of Orange and Water streets and will end at the Railroad museum on Nutt Street. Downtown parking is free for the first hour in City of Wilmington parking decks. 


About Beverly Tetterton:

These hikes will be led by  Beverly Tetterton.  Ms. Tetterton spent 31 years working as a research librarian in the North Beverly Tetterton pictureCarolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library and was responsible for the creation of numerous digital archivecollections which include thousands of historic photographs of the Cape Fear Region. Her two mile historic hikes will be educational and informative. In 2004, she won two awards for Port City Architecture: the Solpa Award for best Library digitization project in the Southeast United States, and the David Brinkley Preservation Award. She has served on the Historic Wilmington Foundation, the Bellamy Mansion Museum, and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies among others.


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