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Donations to the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

There are numerous ways you can donate to the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.  If you would like to discuss a possible donation to the Museum with a staff member or member of the Board of Directors, please contact us at (910) 256-2569.


Last year the museum was able to convert a boat donation to a $6,000 deposit into our bank account. We LOVED getting this spectacular donation. The donors LOVED getting their tax write-off. We would LOVE to do this again!

If you have a boat or car you would like to donate to the museum please call the museum at: (910) 256-2569 or email Madeline at

Gift Certificates Available for Holiday giving! 
We have a lovely gift certificate we can make out for you to give those who are hard to shop for.  We also have a Student Membership for students on your gift list.

Renew. Join, Give! | Recognition/Memorial/Gift

Preserving and displaying donations of photographs, documents, and artifacts related to the history of Wrightsville Beach are the heart of the Museum’s activities.  The generosity of past donors has made possible the Museum that we have today.  We invite all friends of the Museum who want to protect and disseminate those things that represent the history, the fun, and the memories of the Beach to consider contributing to the Museum’s holdings.

We are interested in photographs and illustrations that record the activities at the Beach and the people who were a part of it.  Subjects of particular interest include: visits to Wrightsville Beach by well known people, antique photographs and illustrations of well known commercial and recreational facilities on the Beach, boating and fishing scenes from the past, any activities before 1930, and public activities such as meetings, parties and celebrations.  Actually, if the activity was memorable enough for you and your family to save a photograph, we are probably interested in it!  Naturally, we are also interested in small and medium size artifacts of any type that reflect beach activities.  Past gifts from donors have included antique appliances, fishing gear, kitchen ware, toys, clothes, home decorations, and furniture.  If you want to retain the original document, you can still benefit the Museum and its visitors by allowing us to digitally scan the piece.  The original item is returned to you, unharmed in any way, within a few days.

If you would like to discuss a possible donation to the Museum with a staff member or member of the Board of Directors, please contact us at (910) 256-2569.

  • All Seasons Self Storage continues to be a valued sponsor of the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.  We appreciate their support.

  • Josh Rickards of Creative Cascades has donated his time and supplies to upgrade and maintain the fish pond that is in honor of Elaine Creasy.  The renovations are now done so stop by to see this great work.  The plantings made possible by the grant from the Cape Fear Garden Club were used as part of the landscaping. Wrightsville Beach Foundation generously contributed to the fish pond refurbishments. Thank you to all who have made this possible.