Collection Selections: Family History as Local History

Exhibit on view: June 30, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Photo: Dr. and Mrs. Samuel James Gray

The Dr. & Mrs. Samuel James Gray Collection

Looking at one family’s history can help us better understand our community.

In 2015, the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel James Gray offered the Museum some of their treasured family belongings. For two years, Cape Fear Museum has worked with the Gray family to collect a wide range of items – from clothing and shoes to medical equipment – to help better understand life in Wilmington in the 1940s and beyond.

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