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Cape Fear Museum Creates Online Photograph Collections Database

Posted January 13, 2022 at 10:17 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science and Rediscovery Software have worked together to make the Museum’s photographic collection and archive available for viewing online … Read More »


Museum Opens MacMillan Painting Exhibit on Veteran’s Day

Posted November 8, 2021 at 9:10 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — Cape Fear Museum of History and Science announces the opening of MacMillan: Artist as Soldier, a new exhibition featuring over 50 paintings and illustrations. The … Read More »


International Observe the Moon Night at Cape Fear Museum

Posted October 7, 2021 at 9:43 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Join Cape Fear Museum of History and Science for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. International … Read More »


CAPE FEAR MUSEUM JOINS SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S 17TH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY

Posted September 9, 2021 at 9:26 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — Cape Fear Museum of History and Science will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 18, 2021 … Read More »


Discover the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition at Cape Fear Museum!

Posted July 26, 2021 at 10:36 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science announces the opening of Sun, Earth, Universe, an engaging and interactive museum exhibition about Earth and space science. … Read More »


Museum Opens Traveling Display About the The Green Book in North Carolina

Posted July 1, 2021 at 11:42 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is opening a new traveling panel display about African Americans’ travel experience during the era of legal racial … Read More »


Museum Opens Traveling Exhibition About the Science Behind Sports

Posted June 10, 2021 at 9:57 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – How fast is your fastball? Do different floor surfaces affect your performance? How do you make a perfect bounce pass? These questions and many more … Read More »


Cape Fear Museum Membership Makes Sense

Posted May 26, 2021 at 9:26 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is hosting a membership drive beginning May 26 through June 16, 2021 and will offer $10 off family memberships. If you are … Read More »


Museum Creates Outreach Project to Inspire Young Women to Pursue STEM Careers

Posted April 28, 2021 at 8:25 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science has been selected by the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) as a recipient of an IF/THEN® Gender Equity Grant in … Read More »


Museum Opens Traveling Exhibition Exploring Women’s Fight for Equality

Posted April 1, 2021 at 8:43 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science will open a new exhibition, One Half of the People: Advancing Equality for Women on Friday, April 2 2021. … Read More »


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