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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $3,000 grant from International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will be used to enhance the Uplands Forest section of the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery including hands-on, interactive componen… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is proud to announce its designation as a Smithsonian Affiliate. Established in 1996, Smithsonian Affiliations is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong l… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science will reopen on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 9 a.m. after completing repairs due to damage caused by Hurricane Florence. The Museum building sustained areas of water intrusion in offices and some gallery spaces. Repairs and clean-up… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Simon Lashford as its museum design coordinator. Lashford earned his bachelor’s degree in theatre arts set & lighting design from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He relocated from Chicago to Wilmi… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation. Funds will be used to establish new programming for the Simple Machines field trip program for seventh grade students. The Museum will offer, at no cost to students, a field trip f… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – At its annual meeting in June, Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. honored retiring board members and elected officers and six new board members. Samantha Dooies, Lynore Young and Virginia Ross retired from the board after six years of active service. Officers for the comi… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science presents Museum After Dark, a memorable summer museum experience engaging visitors to share and connect over a common interest – food. Taste, experiment and learn at this interactive event where food meets culture on Thursday, Ju… Read More »