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We are decorated for the holidays and want you to come by and visit!6d57003578ae430fcb774479b4e3fc04
Our Gift Shop is full of many new items that make wonderful gifts for the holidays:
  • NEW!! Heather Lane’s wonderful painted Wrightsville-themed items for your home
    • painted Christmas ornaments of the museum
    • children’s books
    • books on local history including the autographed, new enlarged edition of Luminous Island: Wrightsville Beach at a discounted price
    • art show and sale of “Scenes of Wrightsville” plein air paintings of Wrightsville Beach
    • Pick up our new self-guided walking tours and Scavenger Hunts
    • Sponsor a “Loop Through History” panel as a donation or a gift – and find out about this exciting new project!


End Of Year Donations Make This Museum Possible DONATE HERE

We appreciate your support during the year. It is so important to our work here and in keeping the doors open. Yet the funds that come in at the end of the year help in a different way.  They allow us to better plan for the future. This is an exciting time for us with growth in so many areas in 2017 and 2018. We are within weeks of moving a 1924 cottage from 405 N. Lumina Avenue to our site to expand the museum. These end-of-year funds are even more important than ever for the Wrightsville Beach Museum.


One category for giving is Unrestricted. This allows the museum to use the funds for the particular need we have at the time – building repairs, replacing old equipment, paying bills, keeping artifacts secure, and being open 6 days a week all year. These funds are not so “appealing” as ones that go for specific projects, but are vital to the museum’s day-to-day functions that make our more interesting work possible. We LOVE these unrestricted donations!

Another way is to designate for Support of Programs and Exhibits. This provides for us to sustain and plan for current and future programs such as student trolley tours, adult lectures, and family activities. In addition, it will allow us to implement our plan to refresh and replace some of our exhibits in the current museum building which is a separate line item from the new exhibits that are planned for the Bordeaux Cottage as part of our 2018 expansion. Both programming and exhibits are vital ways in which we connect our audiences with Wrightsville Beach history. Work with us to keep them vibrant.

This year we have included a Capital Campaign designation. In a few short weeks, on January 8, we are moving a 1924 cottage, one of the last surviving examples of original Wrightsville Beach architecture, to the last Town spot designated for saving a historic home. This expansion of our campus will allow us to better preserve and tell the story of Wrightsville Beach and provide us vital space to continue to grow our programming and outreach, connecting our history to our community and visitors. We are raising funds for this move, the restoration and outfitting of the building and funds for an endowment. Help us move. Watch us grow.

Please consider a donation to the museum. We are small, so each gift has a real impact.


If you know someone who might be interested in supporting the museum, please forward this email on to them. This such an important time for the museum to reach as many people as possible.


Thank you,


Wrightsville Beach Museum Board

Board of Directors

Tina Williamson, President 

Skipper Funderburg, Vice-President

Pete Manolukas, Treasurer

Coleman Cooper, Secretary

Donna Starling

Kelly Catino

Catherine Butler

Louise Hicks

Jim Hundley, Jr.

Ronnie Hunt

JoEtta Cobb


Jingle Bell 5K Run and Walk 2017 was a huge success!  Thank you to our sponsors!!! NB logo
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We had 530 runners in the damp and cold. The weather was iffy but spirits were high!! JingleBellRun Web-0474JingleBellRun Web-1454JingleBellRun Web-1460JingleBellRun Web-1462JingleBellRun Web-1594JingleBellRun Web-1557JingleBellRun Web-1679JingleBellRun Web-1497JingleBellRun Web-1668

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