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Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

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The Latimer House

Do you enjoy history? Do you enjoy sharing it with others? Would you like to learn more about Wilmington’s history? You have found a perfect niche at the Latimer House in downtown Wilmington.

One of three Wilmington historic homes open for public tours, the Latimer House is fully furnished with period antiques and vintage clothing, offering a snapshot of life from the mid 19th century into the 20th century.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities:

  • House Tour Docents
  • Walking Tour Guides
  • Children’s Program Assistants
  • Special Event Hosts and Hostesses
  • Research Assistants
  • Computer Technicians
  • Garden Committee

We have individualized training programs for our docents and guides, and we are happy to work with your schedule - weekly, bi-weekly or occasionally. We hope you will share your interests and your skills!

Call our Volunteer Coordinator (910-599-4078) or visit the website - www.lcfhs.org; you will hear back from us promptly.

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About Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

Location:

126 South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, US

Mission Statement

This corporation is organized to be operated exclusively for literary and educational purposes. To this end said corporation shall collect and preserve records and materials and disseminate knowledge and information pertaining to the history of the Lower Cape Fear, State of North Carolina, and the United States of America.

Description

The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society was formed in 1956 by citizens wanting to "organize interest in the Lower Cape Fear and promote the history and the preservation of vital historic resources in the community and the Lower Cape Fear." The society maintains an extensive Archival Library containing many local historic documents and publications available to the public by appointment. People use these archival records for family genealogy, academic papers, and research projects. The Society promotes research of the area and publishes "The Bulletin" three times a year on researched topics, conducts Book Talks and presents lectures on the history of the Lower Cape Fear. Docents for the society conduct daily tours of the Latimer House and weekly walking tours of the downtown Historic District. The Old Wilmington by Candlelight tour and the Secret Garden tour are organized by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society and are the major fundraisers for the year.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Latimer House126 South Third StreetWilmington, NC 28401

(34.23325,-77.94607)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Docents' time commitment is flexible.
  • Please rsvp for the training - volunteers@lcfhs.org.

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