Newsroom: News Release

Looking Up: Star Party, a Unique Stargazing Event

Posted April 10, 2018 at 9:17 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Join Cape Fear Museum, Carolina Beach State Park, Cape Fear Astronomical Society and many other community partners for a fun-filled evening of stargazing and astronomy-themed … Read More »


New PlayTime! Exhibit Opens at Cape Fear Museum

Posted March 14, 2018 at 11:50 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Most kids like to play, and many adults do too! PlayTime!, Cape Fear Museum’s newest in-house exhibition, opens on March 16, 2018. The exhibit captures a spirit … Read More »


Museum Welcomes New Staff

Posted March 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Darcie Cook as its science content developer and Cordelia Norris as exhibits coordinator. Cook earned her … Read More »


Museum Awarded Duke Energy Foundation Grant

Posted November 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $9,740 grant from Duke Energy. Funds will be used to fund Electricity and Magnetism field trips for fourth graders in … Read More »


Museum Awarded Landfall Foundation Grant

Posted November 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,457 grant from the Landfall Foundation. Funds will be used to host the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company’s production of … Read More »


Museum Welcomes New Staff

Posted November 8, 2017 at 10:15 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Kate Baillon as its manager of collections and exhibits. Baillon, who relocated to Wilmington from Charlotte, … Read More »


Traveling Exhibition Tells a Story of Liberty and the American Experience

Posted October 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Wilmington, N.C. –Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, a traveling exhibition opening at Cape Fear Museum on November 5, 2017 examines the relationship between … Read More »


Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective

Posted September 25, 2017 at 10:16 am

Wilmington, N.C. — See North Carolina through the eyes of Wilmington-born photographer Hugh MacRae Morton (1921-2006). His captivating images will be featured in the traveling exhibit Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon … Read More »


N.C. Shell Show Celebrates Natural Treasures

Posted August 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The state’s 42nd annual gathering of shell collectors, exhibitors and enthusiasts returns to Cape Fear Museum of History and Science October 14 and 15, 2017. The 2017 … Read More »


Cape Fear Museum Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live!

Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:56 am

Free Admission on September 23, 2017, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket Wilmington, NC — Cape Fear Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, … Read More »


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