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Besides the Burwells

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Before becoming the Museum’s Exhibits and Programs Coordinator in June 2020, Courtney Smith volunteered at the Burwell School Historic Site. During that time, she conducted research on the many other owners of the house and how the dwelling changed over the years. Courtney will present some of her findings, including:

  • The bad behavior which led to owner William Adams’ 1825 suspension from the Presbyterian Church
  • A scandalous incident in 1829 between attorney Nathaniel Palmer and silversmith Lemuel Lynch (did Palmer move the house across the street?)
  • What the house originally looked like and how it changed in 1848 and 1881
  • Why Charles Parks (owner from 1874-1895) had three wives…

This free program will be held at

The Hillsborough Presbyterian Church

102 W Tryon Street