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Cape Fear Museum Opens Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring the Global Water Story

Posted February 24, 2021 at 9:02 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Water is the most vital resource for life on Earth; no living thing exists without it. H20 Today, a new exhibition at Cape Fear Museum … Read More »


Distinguished Guest Added to New Hanover County’s Virtual Race & Social Justice Institute

Posted January 21, 2021 at 4:25 pm

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Dr. Ben Chavis of the historic Wilmington 10 will join New Hanover County’s Race and Social Justice Institute next month as a featured panelist. In … Read More »


New Hanover County and Cape Fear Museum Announce Virtual Race & Social Justice Institute

Posted January 14, 2021 at 2:23 pm

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – New Hanover County’s Office of Diversity & Equity and Cape Fear Museum are partnering together for a series of panel discussions with local historians and … Read More »


Airlie Gardens and Cape Fear Museum Announce Participation in Museums for All Program

Posted November 5, 2020 at 2:08 pm

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – New Hanover County’s cultural attractions Airlie Gardens and Cape Fear Museum of History and Science are participating in Museums for All, to provide free admission to households … Read More »


Auction Notice

Posted October 27, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Cape Fear Museum is auctioning numerous objects deaccessioned from its permanent collection. Some items do not relate to the Museum’s mission of collecting objects related to the history, science or … Read More »


Museums Explore World War II History

Posted October 26, 2020 at 10:28 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – This fall and winter, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science and the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA invite visitors to explore World War II history by … Read More »


Cape Fear Museum to reopen on Tuesday, September 8 with safety precautions in place

Posted September 3, 2020 at 10:24 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science will reopen on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9 a.m. after being closed for almost six months in … Read More »


New Hanover County Creates Online 1898 History Resource

Posted August 17, 2020 at 9:25 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – In a joint collaboration, New Hanover County’s Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, Public Library and Information Technology Department have worked together to create … Read More »


Museum Board Announces New Members and Officers

Posted July 28, 2020 at 10:33 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – At its annual meeting in June, Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. honored retiring board members and elected officers and seven new board members.  Bradley Erbes, … Read More »


Museum to Document COVID-19 in the Lower Cape Fear Area

Posted May 7, 2020 at 8:39 am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – What is your COVID-19 story? Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is seeking objects, photographs and documents that show the numerous aspects of the … Read More »


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