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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is inviting the community to Experience STEM-ILM, an evening to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The event will celebrate STEM partnerships in the Wilmington area and feature hands-on Sc… Read More »

What: Cape Fear Museum is inviting the community to PNC Maker Mania Family Day, an educational afternoon of family fun filled with invention and innovation. This event is made possible by a generous grant from the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great initiative. Some of the stations and activities at th… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum, in partnership with the New Hanover County Public Library, has received a $1,300 award to present a six-week program series funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled “Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Ou… Read More »

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 »