Cape Fear Museum explores the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through exhibits and educational programs. Visitors are encouraged to discover the man-made and natural world around them through the interpretation of historic artifacts of the region and hands-on scientific inquiry.
Museum fundraising efforts are governed by Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to solicit and receive contributions and donations for the Museum. CFMA ensures the success of the Museum through fundraising, grant writing, programs, membership and promoting the Museum’s mission throughout the community.
Cape Fear Museum is a department of New Hanover County. Museum operations are governed by the elected county commissioners who appoint a 12-member citizens advisory board that is responsible for policy development, advising on programs and operations and community awareness.
Our Vision: Welcoming. Engaging. Meaningful.
Our Mission: Cape Fear Museum of History and Science collects, preserves and interprets objects relating to the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear.
The CFM Associates Board meets virtually or in the Williston Auditorium every other month on the first Wednesday at 4:15 PM. The 2021-2022 meetings are on the following dates: August 4, October 6, December 1, February 2, April 6 and June 1.
Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is comprised of the following distinguished Board Members:
President – Kate Baynard, Community Volunteer
Vice President – Robert Cameron, Jr., Gas Center Inc.
Secretary – Chrystal Fray, State Farm Insurance
Treasurer – Daniel Owen, Northwestern Mutual
Amy Akers, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Carol Anne Durham, Community Volunteer
Emily Bogan, SmartBiz Loans
Girard Newkirk, Genesis Block
Jack Mills, Emeritus, Retired
Jean Guinup, GC Communications
John Coble, Partner, Marshall, Williams & Gorham, LLP
Karl Ricanek, Jr., UNC Wilmington
Katie Gloe, Corning, Inc.
Lisa Leath, Leath HR Group
Ronna Zimmer, Community Volunteer
Sara Izad, nCino
Susan Hanna, Clinical Instructor, CFCC
Terry Espy, Momentum Companies, Inc.