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It’s time to submit nominations to the Wrightsville Beach Museum Waterman Hall of Fame for 2017   EXTENDED!! TO September 29!!!

Submit Nominations by September 22, 2017 EXTENDED!! TO September 29!!! by emailing, bringing by the museum, or mailing it with a postmark date of no later than September 29.
October 1 – Book Signing and Book Launch for 10th Anniversary Edition of Luminous Island with Ray McAllister.

New, enlarged edition. Special book launch pricing. Author will give a short illustrated talk and sign books. 4-5:30 pm at the museum. Get them at this event before they are anywhere else!

  • October 15 – 4th Annual Waterman Hall of Fame Induction and Celebration at Blockade Runner. Join us in this festive community celebration of our beach’s finest!
  • October 26-28– Plein Air Event. Artists will paint Wrightsville Beach landscapes. Look for them painting across the beach. Scout out the ones you will want to take home on Saturday.
  • October 28 – Wet Paint Sale, 4-6 PM at the museum. Come by to take home views of our special beach.
Plein air artists are invited to participate in the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History’s fourth plein air event.

To provide artists with a venue for plein air painting of this scenic, historic seaside town during perhaps its most beautiful time of year is an exciting opportunity. To encourage participation in this event by the public, the museum will ask for the artists to inform the museum, when possible, of the locations of the artists’ worksites. We will offer this opportunity for visitors to drop by and watch the artists as they paint if we have that information. 30% of the sales will support the museum.

The event will take place Thursday, October 26 through Saturday, October 28.

And a painting raffle! Raffle tickets for Ann Hair’s painting “Museum Roses” – one for $5.00 or five for $20.00. Come by the museum to get your raffle tickets or see a museum board member. Drawing October 28.
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2017 Lifeguard Reunion and Dedication of Wrightsville Beach Lifeguard Memorial – Saturday, September 16

Lifeguards of Wrightsville Beach: A Legacy of Service


We had a great turnout for this and a really good time as the lifeguards met up to celebrate and tell the stories of their time on the beach!

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