Museum Awarded International Paper Grant

Posted December 10, 2014 at 11:09 am     Category: NewsMuseum

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $5,000 grant from International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill and the International Paper Foundation to assist with interpretive exhibit signage in the Museum’s Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE), opening summer 2015.

The OLE will give visitors a chance to explore some of the ways the Cape Fear’s people, land, and water have interacted over time.  The project as a whole will imaginatively use signage, native plantings, hands-on activities and maritime artifacts to get visitors thinking about how science and history intersect in the region.

International Paper’s donation will help fund interpretive signs that will include a mix of photographs, illustrations, maps and words.  The signs will help the Museum educate the thousands of visitors who come to Cape Fear Museum each year.

Exhibits Manager Adrienne Garwood said of the award, “We have plans for several creative and informative signs, hands-on opportunities. This generous award from International Paper will help us provide visitors with a high quality experience.”

From its inception in 1952 and continuing today, the International Paper Foundation supports non-profit organizations within the communities where International Paper has operating facilities. International Paper gives back to communities through corporate donations, in-kind contributions, employee volunteerism and IP Foundation grants to provide more that $10 million to support hundreds of community based educational, civic and cultural programs that uphold their promise to do the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons.

Photo: Kim Clewis (International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill) and Sheryl Kingery Mays (Cape Fear Museum)

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