the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed
in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists
to preserve and to share the history of
Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model
of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits
featuring the early days of the beach including
Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and
information about the interaction between the
people and our natural environment which have
shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville
Beach. The Museum is designed to reflect
how life was lived in a typical home on the
Beach and throughout the community.
always happy to welcome you to the Museum and to hear of your
interest in the history of Wrightsville Beach. Please
visit us when at the Beach to see what we have added to our
have guests and friends at the Beach, bring them by the Museum
to help them understand why this town, this beach, this part of
North Carolina, are such special parts of our lives -- and our
memories. We are currently open Tuesday through Sunday,
and admission to the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is
FREE, but donations are always welcomed. We look forward to your visit!
the museum in celebrating more than 100 years of
Wrightsville Beach memories through our first ever
Holiday Ornament Collection!
Each ornament individually created by artist, Deborah Cavenaugh.
Limited edition available only through the WB Museum. Each
ornament signed and numbered by the artist. Only $30 each.
The 2014 Ornament #1 in series features the last working shrimp
trawler on Wrightsville Beach, "Draw Play". To purchase,
contact the Wrightsville Beach Museum at 910-256-2569.
Wrightsville Beach Plein Air Event
We have 34 paintings from the
event on exhibit and for sale at the museum through December 30.
The museum receives 30% of the sales price for all sales, so
send your friends to the museum to see these wonderful paintings
of our beach (and bring in some more funds for us).
Perfect for holiday giving! Check out the photos on
Jingle Bell Run:
6th Annual Jingle Bell Run
Register early and be assured of a t-shirt! Never too
early to get in shape for this fun event!
Check out our Monthly Children's
Endless Summer POSTER available now! -
Can you follow summer around the world, making it endless - even
better, while surfing? The movie Endless Summer
was born of this idea. Take home one of these beautiful,
classic posters to keep the dream alive. 27" x 40"
Silkscreen, hardstock poster only $29.95 while supplies last.
Available at Wrightsville Beach Museum.
Now you can purchase the poster mounted on foamcore with a
custom frame made from wood salvaged from Crystal Pier (wood
from the renovation of the pier in 2012). Only $150 to
benefit the museum, limited supply.
Ewing-Bordeaux home, located at 405 N. Lumina Ave., is one of
few historically designated Wrightsville Beach homes.
Unfortunately, it has made the 2014 Most Threatened
Historic Places list. Please help us find someone
who would be interested in restoring this piece of Wrightsville
Staff photo by Joshua Curry