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Wilmington, N.C. — See North Carolina through the eyes of Wilmington-born photographer Hugh MacRae Morton (1921-2006). His captivating images will be featured in the traveling exhibit Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective, is now open at Cape Fear Museum. The exhibit is on loan f… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The state’s 42nd annual gathering of shell collectors, exhibitors and enthusiasts returns to Cape Fear Museum of History and Science September 16 and 17, 2017. The 2017 North Carolina Shell Show, co-sponsored by the N.C. Shell Club and Cape Fear Museum, will feature hundreds o… Read More »

Wilmington, N.C. – New Hanover County’s Cape Fear Museum is excited to announce the promotion of one team member and return of another. Heather Yenco, the Museum’s registrar, was promoted to curator in April 2017 after Barbara Rowe’s retirement in March. Jeff Zuege, who was a Museum educator… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – At its annual meeting in June, Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. honored retiring board members, elected new officers and one new Board member. Sean Frelke and Chris Thomas retired from the Board. Frelke was recognized for his three years of service and Thomas for six years of s… Read More »

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. Wilmington, N.C. –… Read More »

Museum Awarded SEAHEC Grant WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $9,975 grant from South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) Legacy Fund and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation. Funds will be used to establish a Health Matters program, a fifth grade field trip f… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C.— Cape Fear Museum has added a new case of artifacts and images from the 1900s to 1970s to Williston Auditorium. The display highlights student life at Williston High School and will be rotated periodically to feature the varied experiences of Williston students and teachers. From … Read More »

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Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. We rely on annual, tax-deductible memberships and donations to help fund exhibitions, educational programs and community awareness. Your support helps preserve the Museum’s 52,000 artifacts and provides opportunities for the 46,000 yearly visitors of all ages to explore the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region.