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A Pilgrimage to St. Philip's Church
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Please join us for a special Preservation Month event hosted by the nonprofit that saved

the Burgwin-Wright House from demolition in 1937 and still owns it today. 

The NSCDA-NC - Wilmington's oldest preservation organization - is celebrating its 125th Anniversary with the revival of a tradition that began in 1899 and lasted through the 40s - a pilgrimage to St. Philip's Church.

 Completed in 1768, St. Philip’s Church and all of Old Brunswick were set on fire by the British in 1776.  Only the brick walls of the church survived. Measuring three feet wide and rising as high as 24 feet, they stand as a testimony to our colonial past and the hard-fought struggle for independence.
The ladies of the NSCDA-NC were determined that these walls should remain intact. To raise awareness of the historic structure’s significance, they organized annual pilgrimages attended by hundreds of  Wilmington townsfolk, who traveled downriver to the site on a steamer ship. Our modern version of their 19th century program follows. It promises to be a joyous occasion filled with beloved songs shared in a beautiful setting.  
• Rt. Rev. Henry Parsley - History of St. Philip’s
• Historian Jim McKee - History of Brunswick Town
• Choir Performances and Sing-Alongs
• Box Lunch by Spoonfed
 $30 per person
Dress: Picnic Festive
Deadline to register is Friday, May 3