News & Events

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 »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – On Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 3 p.m., join Cape Fear Museum and the Williston Alumni Association for a special event and discussion to honor the history and legacy of Williston school. Hear from members of the community about Williston experiences and learn about the role t… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Barbi Baker as its marketing specialist. Baker earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA and her master’s degree in education from Texas State University i… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Join Cape Fear Museum, Carolina Beach State Park, Cape Fear Astronomical Society and many other community partners for a fun-filled evening of stargazing and astronomy-themed activities on Friday, April 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Carolina Beach State Park (1010 State Pa… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Most kids like to play, and many adults do too! PlayTime!, Cape Fear Museum’s newest in-house exhibition, opens on March 16, 2018. The exhibit captures a spirit of playfulness in a lively, colorful and highly-interactive space. Visitors are encouraged to play games, build … Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Darcie Cook as its science content developer and Cordelia Norris as exhibits coordinator. Cook earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and her Ph.D. i… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $9,740 grant from Duke Energy. Funds will be used to fund Electricity and Magnetism field trips for fourth graders in New Hanover County and Pender County schools. In the 90-minute field trip, students conduct experiments and work in groups … Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,457 grant from the Landfall Foundation. Funds will be used to host the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company’s production of Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History. This powerful and accessible production takes audience members… Read More »

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.