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Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train south
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train south
An 1859 timetable for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
Format: image/ephemera
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train north
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train north
An 1859 timetable for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
Format: image/ephemera
The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 5.4
When it was built in 1840, the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad was the longest in the world. During the Civil War it became known as the "lifeline of the Confederacy" for its role in moving goods from the port of Wilmington to Lee's army in Virginia.
Format: article
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Learn about the historical development of railroads in the Wilmington area with the eclectic collection of displays at the Wilmington Railroad Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, 1898
Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, 1898
Format: image/map
Halyburton Park
Students in grades pre-K through five will learn about animals and their habitats, soil and water conservation, and much more at Halyburton Park in Wilmington.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, 1898 (inset map)
Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, 1898 (inset map)
Format: image/map
Wilmington's Children's Museum
Younger students will enjoy exploring the Wilmington's Children's Museum with its many hands-on exhibits.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Blockade of Wilmington
Blockade of Wilmington
Format: image/illustration
The Wilmington Race Riot
In North Carolina in the New South, page 8.3
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 2.8
In November 1898, on the heels of the state Democratic Party's white supremacy campaign, violence broke out in Wilmington. A white mob burned the offices of a black newspaper and killed at least twenty-five African Americans.
Format: article
Wartime Wilmington
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 7.7
Oral history interview with a native of Wilmington and World War II veteran, describing the transformation of his home town during World War II. Includes historical commentary.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
The capture of Wilmington
The capture of Wilmington
Caption: "Admiral Porter's boats removing torpedoes and buoying the channel in Cape Fear River."
Format: image/illustration
Poplar Grove Plantation
Students will enjoy touring the big house and tenant farmer's cabin, the craft shops, and the blacksmith's shop at Poplar Grove Plantation.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Cape Fear estuaries: From river to sea
A “virtual field trip” down the estuaries of the Cape Fear River from zero salinity to the ocean, with discussion of how local ecology changes along the way.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Cape Fear River Watch
Offer several opportunities for environmental education and community development which include hands-on experiences for field trip groups.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Evacuation before Hurricane Floyd
Evacuation before Hurricane Floyd
Wilmington, NC 9/15/1999 -- The exodus continued in the few hours before Hurricane Floyd hit Wilmington, with most of the traffic headed west out of harm's way.
Format: image/photograph
Battleship North Carolina
Uses a variety of formats including oral histories, video footage, and zoomable images to cover the history of the USS North Carolina and other naval vessels afloat during WWII.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Wilmington Ten
In Postwar North Carolina, page 8.2
Racial tensions and protests in Wilmington, North Carolina, led to violence in early 1971. Ten people were convicted and imprisoned, but many considered them political prisoners, and the case brought national and international attention to North Carolina.
Format: article
Port of Wilmington
In Cape Fear estuaries: From river to sea, page 5
Moving to the south end of Wilmington we come to the ports. Ports and marinas are hard to avoid in estuaries, but large ports are worth a look. The ships visiting Wilmington's port are oceangoing cargo ships that need deep water to navigate. What does this...
By Steve Keith.
Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina
Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina
This is the USS North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph