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About Us

Beverly Tetterton was a research librarian in the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library for 31 years. She was a pioneer in digital archives, creating the first in North Carolina. She went on to create numerous digital archive collections which include thousands of historic photographs of the Cape Fear Region. In 2004, she won two awards for Port City Architecture: the Solpa Award for best Library digitization project in the Southeast United States, and the David Brinkley Preservation Award.

She has served on the Boards of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, the Bellamy Mansion Museum, Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies, North Carolina Genealogical Society, and the Old New Hanover Genealogical Society.  She has chaired the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s House Plaque Committee for 30 years.  She served on Wilmington’s Historic Preservation Commission for a decade.  She authored the City’s Riverwalk History Plaques and chaired the Wilmington Convention Center’s Arts and Decoration Committee (which was responsible for its gallery of historic photographs). 

In 2001, the Raleigh News & Observer named her Tar Heel of the Week. She and her husband Glenn live in a 100 + year old house in Wilmington’s historic district.

Dan Camacho has an MBA from Northwestern, an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington, and has worked at Hewlett Packard,,,, and  He has not received nearly as many awards as Beverly, but he does live in an older house (160+ years) with his wife Lori and two children.

In the News

Walking tour app showcases Wilmington’s African-American history (Star News, Feb 20, 2020)

"For the first time since the library began keeping track, a local book was in the Top 10, Miles noted. “Wilmington: A Brief History” by longtime local history librarian Beverly Tetterton and Dan Camacho was checked out 93 times, placing it ninth on the nonfiction list." (Star News, Jan 20, 2018)

Beverly Tetterton co-authors “A Brief History of Wilmington” (Star News, Aug 13, 2016)

Bites & Sips - New pub crawl app combines history and booze (Star News, June 20, 2016)

​Civil War goes digital in Port City walking tour app (Star News, Feb 13, 2015).

New app delivers city's history to the palm of your hand (Star News, March 10, 2014)

Check out our appearance on ‘Eye on Wilmington’ (which also demonstrates the app). Thanks to Wilmington Tourist TV for doing such a great job on this feature.

In the News
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