State’s Oldest Museum is Located in Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Museum

Cape Fear Museum

One of the many advantages to owning real estate and living  in Landfall and Wilmington NC is the variety of museums and the myriad of exhibits they display every year.  Proof positive is the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, the oldest continuously operating museum in North Carolina, located on Market Street just a short drive from Landfall in the heart of  hostoric downtown.  Currently is featured exhibits that include Cape Fear Volunteers,  highlighting a century of service of the the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross; the Sports Hall of Fame, showcasing artifacts and memorabilia from well known area sports personalities; the ToyTime Exhibit,  a mingling of craft, culture, history, science, and play that includes old fashioned toys;  and the Ancient Carolinians, which uses archeology as a way to understand our past and learn how people from the past lived.

Giant Ground Sloth Replica

Giant Ground Sloth Replica

The museum also offers many ongoing exhibits , such as Wilmington’s  Giant Ground Sloth,  to instruct, amuse, and provide hours of enjoyment and education.  In addition to the exhibits, Cape Fear Museum offers summer camp programs and year round public and school programs.  Landfall property owners can also take advantage of the Resident Free Day the first Sunday of every month for all New Hanover County residents!

The Featured Exhibits won’t be there forever, so consider visiting one or all of these remarkable displays.  Log onto their website at www.capefearmuseum.com or call 910.798.4350 for more information.

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