News & Events

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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Wilmington, N.C. – Join Cape Fear Museum, Carolina Beach State Park and other community partners for a fun-filled evening of stargazing and astronomy-themed activities on Friday, April 21, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Carolina Beach State Park (1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach). This year’s S… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C.— Need something to do with the kids during Spring Break? Cape Fear Museum has fun, hands-on science activities planned for each day of the week beginning Monday, April 10. Programs are held daily from 10 AM to 1 PM and admission is FREE! Appropriate for ages 5-12. Adult participat… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  For more than 100 years, Cape Fear Museum has collected, preserved and interpreted objects relating to the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. One of its most important treasures, Curator Barbara Rowe, will retire in this month after 30 years of service with … Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,000 grant from International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will be used to create a “Trees and Me” community event and to purchase a new full-dome digital film. “Trees and Me,” a free even… Read More »

Cape Fear Museum is auctioning numerous objects deaccessioned from its permanent collection.  Some items do not relate to the Museum’s mission of collecting objects related to the history, science or cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region, while others are duplicates in poor condition. Offered fo… 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.