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Always Something New at Wilmington, NC’s Cape Fear Museum


Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, NC

The museum, located in the heart of the historic district, is the oldest in North Carolina, and through interpretive displays, connects the history dots from local prehistoric archeological finds to the Civil War to the present.  In addition to the ongoing exhibits, ones that are running currently include the following:

CONSERVATION MATTERS  – Explore the art and science of artifact conservation. Discover what it is, who does it, and why it matters to museums. A selection of beautifully conserved furniture and other objects from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on display.  Running through September 6, 2010.
GOING TO THE MOVIES – Experience the history of a century of movie-going in the Lower Cape Fear region. Explore where people went to the movies. Discover how the theater experience has changed over the years. Watch some of the first films local residents may have seen. Running through September 6, 2010.
CAPE FEAR TREASURES : DRINK – Glimpse a selection of drinking vessels, as you explore treasures from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collection. From 18th-century bottles to fancy teapots to modern-day souvenir mugs, discover objects that help tell the stories of liquid consumption through time.  Runs through March 31, 2010.

The museum also has lots going on for the younger folks so you probably want to check out their website and calendar for opportunities to keep the kids entertained and interested!  Call 910.798.4350 for more information.  Cape Fear Museum is located at 814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 and you can log onto their website at for details on these and many other exhibits and programs.  The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5.  Have fun!

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