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Our newest Kids Club will be on August 22nd at 10:30am! We will be teaming up with the Coastal Federation to do a talk on sea turtles.

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Kids Club is a series of FREE kids’ events every Wednesday from June to August. They are educational events with a different theme each week, all held at the museum at 10:30am. See our page for more information

  • Come by 24/7 to hunt shark’s teeth by the lifeguard memorial stand
  • Daily Lemonade on the Porch

Lumina Daze – Sunday, August 26, 2018

Buy your ticket now at the lower pre-sale price!
Step back into a time where big bands played and people danced the night away at Lumina Daze!
Our yearly celebration of great music and the Wrightsville Beach community is always the last Sunday before Labor Day.
Sunday, August 26, 2018, 6-9 PM    At Blockade Runner Beach Resort   275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC
 Tickets: $35 each pre-sale price. $45.00 the day of the event.
Lumina Daze returns with an evening of fun to benefit Wrightsville Beach Museum. Music will be provided by Wilmington Big Band, Dixieland All-Stars, AND BEACH MUSIC WITH The Imitations.
We are changing up our Silent Auction format to make for a little more suspense and varying up our auction items with all kinds of unique gifts, art, vacation rentals, beach bikes, and dinners. 
or call 910-256-2569.
Buy your ticket now at the lower pre-sale price!


The 1924 Bordeaux Cottage renovations are in full swing!! Come by and watch the transformation!

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The 1924 Bordeaux Cottage has been moved, the pilings set and the building lowered to its proper height!!!!

Saving an historic building – The 1924 Ewing- Bordeaux Cottage, originally located at 405 N. Lumina Avenue, along with its neighbor, the Williams-Bordeaux, were the oldest fully-intact structures  north of Stone Street. They are the last two of six cottages that survived the Great Fire of 1934. Currently the greatest threat to historic cottages is the steady rise in property values and demand for development. Moving the Ewing- Bordeaux Cottage saved a rare example of local Wrightsville Beach architecture of which only a handful remain and transition it into a public building to be enjoyed on a much wider scale.

Growing the museum Not only has moving the Ewing-Bordeaux cottage allowed the Wrightsville Beach Museum to preserve this special building, but it also made it possible for the Museum to expand its programs, exhibits and other services to the community. The cottage is allowing our growing project, the Waterman Hall of Fame, to have a permanent home to celebrate water sports and professions that are so important to our community and celebrate those who make positive contributions to our way of life. This is an exciting time in the life of the museum as this cottage allows us to grow our outdoor teaching spaces and indoor experiential learning resources.

See the video of the move!: