5K! Register now!

Register now to be assured of a Naughty or Nice t-shirt! https://its-go-time.com/jingle-bell-run/ Wrightsville Beach Museum of History’s 9th ANNUAL JINGLE BELL 5K RUN and WALK     Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. We’re mixing it up again this year! Last year we had beanies. This year we have your favorite super soft Ts with the coolest logos yet – a Naughty choice  …


Holiday Open House

On Sunday, December 3 from 2 to 4 PM the museum will have its annual Holiday Open House. Live music! Festive foods! Special holiday gifts in the shop! Gift wrapping available! Visit the museum and find out about the moving of the 1924 Bordeaux Cottage, visit with your museum friends and stock up on special  local gifts for friends and family. …


We’re Moving a 1924 COTTAGE!!

We’re Growing! In the Spring of 2018 the Wrightsville Beach Museum will move the 1924 Ewing-Bordeaux Cottage from 405 North Lumina Avenue to a spot within the Town of Wrightsville Beach Historic Square on West Salisbury Street to expand the museum’s campus and allow us to increase our exhibits, programs and outreach.   This is an exciting time in the …

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Hurricane Exhibit

The Museum will also have in place a new outdoor HURRICANE EXHIBIT!!  On Saturday at the museum Dylan Rosbrugh’s Eagle Scout project, an outdoor Hurricane exhibit, will be installed. It will be a perpendicular timber, made from salvaged Crystal  Pier wood,  noting local storm surge levels  It will describe the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, the use of storm flags, the …


Children’s Monthly Programs

These free programs occur monthly at the museum and are made possible through the generosity of Sandy and Kathy Griffin. Each program is 45 minutes long. We read a book or tell a story, have an activity, and then a light snack. Most children who attend are 4-9 years old, but we welcome all children to the program. All programs …

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Lifeguards of Wrightsville Beach: A Legacy of Service

Lifeguards of Wrightsville Beach: A Legacy of Service 2017 Lifeguard Reunion and Dedication of Wrightsville Beach Lifeguard Memorial  Saturday, September 16, 3-5:30 PM  Wrightsville Beach Museum 305 West Salisbury St, Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Updated Book on Wrightsville Beach

  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! This event is open to the public. Come and …


Wrightsville Beach Paint Out!

 The 2017 Wrightsville Beach Plein Air will be October 26-28! Artists from near and far participate in our plein air events, showcasing some of their visions of Wrightsville Beach and its marshes by putting them to canvas. Artwork is freshly created over a couple of days and sold while the paint is drying! Starting October 26 come out to watch an …

Annual Meeting at the NEW Wrightsville Beach Brewery!!

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History – annual meeting   Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Wrightsville Beach Brewery 6 PM Join us at the newly-opened Wrightsville Beach Brewery, 6201 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, on Tuesday, January 31 at 6PM for Wrightsville Beach Museum’s Annual Meeting.   You can grab a brew and some food while you find out what the museum accomplished last year …

Free Children’s Christmas program on Wednesday!

You all  had such a good time last month making cookie turkeys, so come to our Wednesday, December 14 afternoon class  at 3PM and we will have another adventure together, and this time it’s all about Christmas.  Hear a traditional Christmas story,  make an ornament for your tree, and have a special snack all at our little museum.  Call to register!