Our trolley event was a success!
Join us for our next Kids Club event on nautical flags! Kids will learn the language of nautical flags as well as other key sailing information such as how to tie knots and anchor a boat.
Kids Club events are held at the museum every Wednesday through August! Join us at 10:30 for an interactive educational program each week. Check out our schedule of topics on our Kids Club page.
A Royal Wedding! Harry and Meghan’s Day
We had a great time celebrating all things British on the day of the Royal Wedding! It rained, but we Kept Calm and Carried On!
We had wedding cake, scones, cucumber sandwiches and lemonade while we watched the wedding on the big screen and filled out trivia sheets and made fascinators!
Thank you to those who participated in making this a momentous event! Thank you to the NC Coastal Federation for the wet weather venue!
Membership Open House June 3, 1-4 pm
Live Music on the porch
Sneak Peek Tours of the new building!
New Lumina exhibit!
Lemonade on the museum porch!
Food Truck with tacos
Special member discount in the revamped gift shop.
Daily Lemonade on the Porch began May 22
•Summer Family Activities began June 1
• Walking Tours began June 9
• Come by 24/7 to hunt shark’s teeth by the lifeguard memorial stand
• Wright Holman Shrimperoo at Causeway Café – July 28
Registration has closed for Camp Chris Stone. The sessions are filled.
Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to a summer of fun learning!
The 1924 Bordeaux Cottage renovations are in full swing!! Come by and watch the transformation!
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 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!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=algN6nq9hWk