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  Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

303 W. Salisbury St.
P.O. Box 584
Wrightsville Beach, NC

(910) 256-2569

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday
10am until 4pm

Saturday - 12 - 5pm
Sunday - 1pm - 5pm

Free Admission:
Donations are always welcomed.




Welcome to 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 Wrightsville Beach.

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.

We are 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 collections. 

When you 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!

Jingle Bell Run: December 13:  6th Annual Jingle Bell Run

We have 300 registered runners including a bus from Malpass Corner Elementary School in Burgaw with their running club and we also welcome Codington Elementary School!

NEW FEATURE: We have a Wilmington Yoga Center instructor, JJ Cook, coming to teach a 30 minute pre-race warm-up yoga class at 8am on Saturday, Dec. 13.  He'll bring a few extra mats but it would be great if you could bring your own or a towel if you don't have a mat.



Holiday Ornament Collection!

Join 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 FACEBOOK!



Check out our Monthly Children's Programs!

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. 


The 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 Beach history!





Staff photo by Joshua Curry 

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