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Coastal Kia’s Wrightsville Beach Museum’s Jingle Bell 5K Run and Walk CoastalKia

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History invites you to participate in the museum’s Tenth Annual 5K Jingle Bell 5K Run and Walk. As this will be a celebratory, holiday event, race participants are encouraged to dress in holiday apparel (i.e. Santa costumes, antlers, snow men etc.). We have a family registration and competition for decorated strollers and costumed pets. Timing will be by with Colin Hackman.

AGAIN THIS YEAR! No boring shirts!


The Jingle Bell 5K Run will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. Join us in a 5K through the Wrightsville Beach area to see the beach in a new way. Historic cottages, beautiful winter marshes, and all your old haunts are part of the scenery as you meet the challenge to experience this special 5 K and benefit this special museum.

Register online at    
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Family and group rates available.
                Costume prizes for runners and pets! Prize for best-decorated stroller!!


Pirate Day at the Museum

October 20, 1-4pm          SURE WAS FUN!!!

“Aaarrghhhh, there be Pirates ahead! We celebrated our local Pirate history at the Wrightsville Beach Museum on Saturday October 20th. Local Historian and former Director of the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project, Mark Wilde-Ramsing made a presentation of his new book “Blackbeard’s Sunken Treasure”. Local Artist, Virginia Wright-Frierson was also be in attendance to discuss her illustrations for the book.

Kid friendly activities with pirate costumes encouraged. We had a full house! Here’s to next year!

The 1924 Bordeaux Cottage transformation is almost done. Come by and take a look at the progress we are making!

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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!: