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We have the runners with the most spirit!

The weather was COLD and DAMP but we had well over 300 runners of all ages to run on Saturday for the 9th annual Jingle Bell 5K Run and Walk! We featured Naughty and Nice t-shirts and our famous Bell Prizes! We had hot chocolate and  wonderful coffee from Sun-days at  South End Surf Shop. Thank you to our sponsors!!


Holiday Open House

On Sunday, December 3 the museum had its annual Holiday Open House. But we still have wonderful, special holiday gifts in the shop!  Visit the museum and find out about the moving of the 1924 Bordeaux Cottage and stock up on special  local gifts for friends and family. Take a picture with our life-sized cutouts of a 1920s beach couple in Santa …


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!