Plein Air Event October 24-26, 2019

Artists from near and far participate in this event, showcasing some of their visions of Wrightsville Beach and the marshes by putting them to canvas. Artwork is freshly created over a couple of days and sold while the paint is drying, almost! Come out and watch an artist paint the next beautiful canvas for your home or office! Starting October 24 …

Lumina Daze

Step back into a time where big bands played and people danced the night away at Lumina Daze! Lumina Daze will be held August 28th at the Blockade Runner Resort and Hotel. The event begins at 5pm and will last until 9. There will be a silent auction, food, drinks, dancing, and a movie on the lawn. YOU MUST have …

Camp Chris Stone

This is the summer to discover the incredible salt marshes of Wrightsville Beach at Camp Chris Stone. Explore the world of oysters, mussels, mud snails, fiddler crabs and snowy egrets. Go marsh mucking while learning to fish, crab, clam and pull a seine net. Get dirty and have fun at this one-week day camp experience for young adventurers led by …

Kingoff joins museum board

Michael Kingoff is one of three new board members of the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History who will be welcomed at the first meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Read Entire Article Here

History museum welcomes new board members

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History has selected three new board members who will be welcomed at its first meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The new board members include Michael Kingoff, Blayne Joyner and Susan Creasy. Read Entire Article Here

Rosbrugh dives into Lumina Daze

In Lori Rosbrugh’s first year serving on the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History board, she will be assisting Marjorie Way as a co-chair for Lumina Daze, the museum’s largest fundraiser. Read Entire Article Here

Newkirk excited about board’s future

Four new board members were added to the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History in 2012, each coming from various professional backgrounds and carrying different skill sets. Perhaps the person most excited about the new members is returning board member and chairman Haywood Newkirk, Jr. Read Entire Article Here

New Director

2009 brought a new director, Madeline Flagler, to the Museum.  Flagler sees the Museum as a porthole for tourists visiting Wrightsville Beach.  Flagler said, “Being a museum is very rewarding, it’s educational, it’s something the whole family can do and you can plan your programming around that – reaching different people of different ages.” “People are coming with a more …

Collections Assessment Program (CAP)

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History has been awarded a Collections Assessment Program (CAP) grant through the Institute of Library and Museum Services and Heritage Preservation, two national non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving our national cultural heritage through museum conservation. Through a collections report and a historic buildings report, CAP will provide the museum a general conservation assessment of the …


Many thanks to the Landfall Foundation for their generous award to the museum for computer software and conservation materials for the museum’s collections. The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History has been awarded a Landfall Foundation grant for the museum’s “Collections Digitization and Access Project.” The mission of Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is to collect, preserve and interpret the history …