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Museum Welcomes New Staff

Posted October 10, 2018 at 9:37 am     Category: NewsMuseum

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Simon Lashford as its museum design coordinator. Lashford earned his bachelor’s degree in theatre arts set & lighting design from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He relocated from Chicago to Wilmington and was most recently employed as director of design for Redbox Workshop, a full-service studio specializing in design, fabrication, project management and printing services. Prior positions in design include detailer for Architecture is Fun, Scenic View and Chicago Scenic Studio. In addition, Lashford has a background in set design and has worked on several productions in the greater Chicago area.

Lashford says of his new position, “I am excited to join the team at Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. I have been really impressed by the Museum’s commitment to telling the stories of the Lower Cape Fear area through beautiful, thoughtful and informative exhibits. I look forward to using my experience in creating hands on learning environments and educational interactives to continue engaging our visitors.”

Museum Director Sheryl Kingery Mays states, “We are delighted to welcome Simon to our team at Cape Fear Museum. We are fortunate to attract a well-rounded design professional with the background and experience to support our mission of interpreting objects relating to the history, science and cultures of the area and making them available to the public through informative exhibitions.”

Photo: Simon Lashford

CAPE FEAR MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED AS WE COMPLETE REPAIRS DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS FOR UPDATES REGARDING A REOPENING DATE.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market Street, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.

News Release Contact: Barbi Baker, bbaker@nhcgov.com, 910-798-4367

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382