History being observed along ‘The Loop’ in Wrightsville Beach

Click here to view the video news story WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — History is being illustrated with signs around a 2.5-mile trail dubbed “The Loop.” For the past four years, the Wrightsville Beach Museum has been allowing people to sponsor the historic plaques that line the trail. Many people use the loop as a path for exercise, but Wrightsville …

Kids Club Kits Available!

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is very sad that we haven't been able to offer you children's programming this summer due to COVID-19. However, the museum staff have been working hard to transform some of our in-person programming into what we're calling "Kid Club Kits" that you can enjoy at home. We've tested them with some neighborhood friends, and ...

Thanks to Our Jingle Bell 5K Run Sponsors!

THANK YOU to Coastal Kia for being our title sponsor for the 2019 Jingle Bell 5K Run!!  THANK YOU to Fleet Feet, our Packet Pick Up Sponsor!   Gold: Blockade Runner Resort Town of Wrightsville Beach Keith and Keith, DDS Silver : Elite Chiropractor Matt and Deb Long Snider Family Poe’s Round 9 Alford, DDS Bronze: Oceanic Restaurant T Williamson Interiors …

Bordeaux Cottage to Open for the 2020 Summer Season

The Museum has completed its Capital Campaign and will open the Bordeaux Cottage for the 2020 summer season!! THANK YOU to everyone who has made this possible!!!  We can’t wait to share this new space with you and fill it with exibits and programs!!

Museum continues fund-raising for expanded cottage campus

Wrightsville Beach History museum has relocated a 1924 beach cottage to expand its education, exhibit space in 2020 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – When the great Wrightsville Beach fire of 1934 swept across the north end of the destination island, it spared only a few structures. Among them was a small beach cottage built a decade earlier, which likely survived thanks to …

Wrightsville Beach Museum Selected for Two Smithsonian Programs

We are happy to announce that the museum has been selected to be one of six hosts in NC for the Smithsonian’s Museums on Main Street (MoMS) “Water/Ways” traveling exhibit, and one of twenty participants in the 2020 Stories: YES program! “Water/Ways” will be on-site from December 2020 – January 2021. Check out this press release with more information.

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History Mentioned in Forbes Article

Brunner: What are some Wrightsville gems that people may not know? Nelson: Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours offers a variety of narrated scenic cruises and guided nature tours. Capt. Joe Abbatte is a naturalist and shares his knowledge of coastal wildlife and habitats. Cruises to Masonboro Island, an estuarine research reserve that is accessible only by boat, provide a rare treat to …

Lumina Illustrated Talk

Elaine Henson will give an Illustrated Talk on LUMINA pavilion, THE landmark of Wrightsville Beach. July 16, 2020 7:30pm Wrightsville Beach Museum, Bordeaux Cottage Noted local historian, Elaine Henson, will talk about the history and importance of Lumina pavilion to the emergennce of Wrightsville Beach as a The Playground of the South. The talk is free and open to the …

Current Exhibits

Exhibits and Virtual Tour Current Exhibits at the Museum in the 1909 Myers Cottage The Wrightsville Beach Museum is currently in the 1909 Myers Cottage where it reflects how life was lived in a typical summer cottage at Wrightsville Beach.  We have a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen showing typical furnishings of the time. Other rooms feature exhibits showcasing various periods …

Kid’s Club: June 17-August 19

This is the kind of program that the addition of the Bordeaux Cottage to the museum complex makes easier. We now have more room and a designated space for these activities. Want to help ?   Donate here: https://squareup.com/store/wrightsville-beach-museum/item/donation Kids Club is a series of FREE kid’s events every Wednesday from June into August. They are educational events with a different …