Newsroom: News Release

Museum Awarded GE Foundation Grant

Posted January 12, 2016 at 11:56 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $19,134 grant from the GE Foundation Grant. Funds will be used to transform the Museum’s former retail space into a … Read More »

A Museum Whodunit

Posted January 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Oh no, something mysterious has happened at the Museum! Cape Fear Museum of History and Science needs your help cracking a curious case of “whodunit?” Families are … Read More »

Museum Offers Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings

Posted December 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Wilmington, N.C. — In the more than 50 years since the 1963 March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, the Civil Rights movement has helped transform U.S. society. Explore the … Read More »

Museum Awarded Landfall Foundation Grant

Posted December 15, 2015 at 8:59 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum is proud to announce the award of a $3,600 grant from the Landfall Foundation. Funds will be used to purchase nature-related play materials and … Read More »

Museum Offers Family Programs During Holiday Break

Posted December 10, 2015 at 12:35 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Need something for kids to do while on holiday break from school? Bring them to Cape Fear Museum to become an “ologist!” Explore the science behind cool … Read More »

Museum Wins Exhibit Awards

Posted November 28, 2015 at 10:12 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum has won two exhibit awards, a 2015 Albert Ray Newsome Award from the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies for the exhibit Reflections in … Read More »

Museum to Hold Race in the Media Community Conversation

Posted November 13, 2015 at 10:59 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  In the 1950s and 1960s, although the Black press was an important part of the Civil Rights movement, mainstream press outlets often depicted African Americans in a … Read More »

Fresh Faces at Cape Fear Museum

Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Wilmington, N.C. – New Hanover County’s Cape Fear Museum is excited to welcome two new staff. Heather Yenco joined the collection team as its new registrar in September 2015 and … Read More »

Nationally Touring Civil Rights Exhibition Opens November 8, 2015

Posted October 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm

“…we had averted our eyes for far too long, turning away from the ugly reality facing us as a nation. Let the world see what I’ve seen.” – Mamie Till … Read More »

Museum Set to Open New Park in September

Posted September 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  After two years of planning and much anticipation, New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum is set to open Friday, September 25, 2015. Located at the corner of … Read More »

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