Burgwin descendants donate heirloom clock to museum


first_img Donated by direct descendants of Burgwin, the clock is one of only three objects in the museum that actually belonged to Burgwin.The ornate banjo clock will be featured in a temporary display.The clock has survived more than two centuries. Maria Burgwin, her husband Maury Burgwin, their son Collinson Burgwin donates 200-year-old clock to Burgwin-Wright House. (Photo: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Burgwin-Wright House in downtown Wilmington just received an extraordinary addition to its collection, a beautiful example of an early American invention known as the banjo clock and it’s a family heirloom.Pre-eminent clockmaker Aaron Willard of Boston crafted the timepiece specifically for John Burgwin, whose 1770 town home is a museum house dedicated to the interpretation of colonial history.- Advertisement – last_img