1898 Soil Collection Display at Cape Fear Museum

Posted October 10, 2022 at 9:34 am     Category: NewsMuseum

Wilmington, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is hosting an exhibit presented by the New Hanover County Community Remembrance Project (NHCCRP). The display is a collection of marked jars that were filled on November 6, 2021, at a ceremony in the 1898 Memorial Park. The jars show the names of victims of the massacre and coup that occurred in Wilmington on November 10, 1898. The jars were supplied by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama where a duplicate set of jars are displayed in their Legacy Museum. The 1898 soil jars are housed in a wooden display case created by Kids Making It, a non-profit organization on Castle Street.

The exhibit will be on view now through November 20, 2022, in the lobby of Cape Fear Museum.

There will be a FREE panel presentation on Saturday, November 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Williston Auditorium at Cape Fear Museum where the public can learn about the NHCCRP and its ongoing projects.

The NHCCRP is a coalition of individuals and local racial justice groups including: NHC-NAACP, LINC, Inc., Third Person Project, Cape Fear Collective, Coming To The Table, Sokoto House, and the Restorative Justice Collaborative at UNCW

You may find more information about the Equal Justice Initiative at and the NHCCRP has a Facebook page at

News Release Contacts:
Barbi Baker,, 910-798-4367
Jim Downey, NHCCRP co-chairperson,

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382
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