Newsroom: News Release

A Museum Whodunit

Posted January 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Oh no, something mysterious has happened at Cape Fear Museum and investigators need your help cracking a curious case of “whodunit?” Become a super sleuth, search for … Read More »


Museum Offers Family Programs During Holiday Break

Posted December 13, 2016 at 10:17 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Need something for the kids to do while on holiday break from school? Join Cape Fear Museum educators for a week of activities featuring cool topics with … Read More »


Museum Wins Exhibit Award

Posted November 15, 2016 at 9:28 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum’s Reflections in Black and White exhibit won a Gold Award for Outstanding Exhibition in the “Exhibits under $10,000” category from the Southeastern Museums Conference … Read More »


Museum to Open New Space-Themed Experience

Posted October 24, 2016 at 11:48 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. – With the help of a $19,134 GE Foundation grant and more than 250 volunteer hours from GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and GE Aviation employees, New Hanover County’s … Read More »


Museum Hosting Building with Biology Program

Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Can engineered mosquitoes reduce the spread of malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus? Should we mess with biology? Join a lively discussion with local scientists and the … Read More »


Museum Celebrates Opening of Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture

Posted September 8, 2016 at 12:49 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  On September 24, 2016, the Smithsonian Institution will open its newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). NMAAHC is the only national … Read More »


N.C. Shell Show Celebrates Natural Treasures

Posted September 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  The state’s 41st  annual gathering of shell collectors, exhibitors and enthusiasts returns to Cape Fear Museum of History and Science September 17 and 18, 2016. The 2016 … Read More »


PNC Foundation Grant To Expand Museum’s Pre-K Programs

Posted September 2, 2016 at 10:55 am

Children will learn science, technology, math at free programs WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded $15,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to expand pre-kindergarten programs and develop … Read More »


Museum Revamps Reconstruction Gallery

Posted August 30, 2016 at 9:07 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is pleased to announce that its Reconstruction gallery, which examines life after the Civil War, has been revamped to create a more accurate and … Read More »


Museum Board Announces New Members and Officers

Posted August 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. – At its annual meeting, Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. honored retiring board members, elected new officers and two new Board members. Mike Ryan retired from the Board … Read More »


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