Williston Auditorium

Exhibit on view: Ongoing
Photo: Williston High School, 1946. (CFM 2005.69.3)

“We learn not for school, but for life.”

Education in Wilmington has a long, rich tradition, and the name “Williston” has been associated with schooling here since the 1860s. What began as an American Missionary Association school became — between 1923 and the day it closed its doors in 1968 — the only high school for African Americans in New Hanover County.

The memory of Williston lives on through the work of a very active alumni association. Through the Williston High School Alumni Association’s generosity, the Museum’s auditorium is named to honor the school that so successfully served the African American community.

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