Annual Fund

Cape Fear Museum’s Annual Fund provides general support toward all museum activities from the Learning Center, family science events and field trip programming to quality traveling exhibits and conservation of artifacts. Your unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund allows us to apply funds to the following areas:


Your gift supports curatorial research, design and installation of exhibitions. LEARN MORE about Cape Fear Museum’s exhibitions.

Educational Programs

Your gift ensures that Cape Fear Museum reaches adults, families, and school groups across Lower Cape Fear region with high-quality educational programs. Field trip and outreach programs serve more than 14,000 students each year and are linked to Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards. LEARN MORE

Conservation & Collections Care

Your gift supports archival supplies and other materials needed to preserve the Museum’s more than 52,000 artifacts for generations to come.

To make a secure gift to the Annual Fund online:

Donor Levels

If you’d like to donate an alternate amount to the Museum’s Annual Fund, please use the Donate button below.

Support for Special Projects

The museum also has many opportunities for those who wish to make gifts to support special projects, such as specific exhibitions or publications, care of the collections including conservation, educational programs, or capital projects. Please contact the Museum’s development office at 910-798-4372 or email to learn more about current projects at Cape Fear Museum that you can support, as well as opportunities for recognition of your gift.