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Cape Fear Museum OPEN TODAY

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The Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is open today from from 9 AM -5 PM. Stop the Museum and browse through the exhibits prior to the evening's Independence Day festivities in Downtown Wilmington. Cape Fear Museum offers free admission to all active duty military personnel through Labor Day, September 2, 2013 as a member of the Blue Star Museums initiative. Full story...
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Mystery at the Museum

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videoSomeone stole a fossil this weekend from the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, and a group of kids played detective. Mystery at the Museum engages kids in science and problem solving through a pretend crime scene investigation. Kids investigated clues and even did their own lab work to solve the mystery. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: The Cape Fear Museum

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videoWWAY's George Elliot stopped by the Cape Fear Museum to check out their exhibit "Shopping Around Wilmington," and to see what else they have coming up. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum welcomes mollusk mania

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Seashell enthusiast from all over North Carolina flocked to the Cape Fear Museum for the 2012 North Carolina Shell Show. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum unveils Confederate general's uniform

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A piece of Civil War history at the Cape Fear Museum is getting a new lease on life. Museum staff today unveiled the uniform of Gen. William Henry Chase Whiting. Full story...
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StormFest gets folks ready for Hurricane Season 2012

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We are just days into Hurricane Season, but the tropics got fired up a little early this year. Although things are quiet now, we still have a whole season ahead of us. That's why many Cape Fear residents came out to StormFest 2012 Saturday at the Cape Fear Museum to learn from area experts, including WWAY's StormTrack 3 meteorologists, about preparing for a hurricane. Full story...
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Kids of all ages solve 'Mystery at the Museum'

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A Cape Fear Museum gardener found a pile of interesting things buried in the ground when he tried to plant a tree Saturday. Fortunately, hundreds of families helped him solve the ‘Mystery at the Museum.’ Full story...
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Kids of all ages learn wonders of science at Wilmington museum

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t's called SciFest, and this is the second year the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington has held the event. Folks visited a variety of hands-on activity stations, interacted with local scientists and watched some exciting demonstrations. Full story...
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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

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The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work. Full story...
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Confederate Flag returning to Cape Fear Museum

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The flag received professional conservation, including, hand vacuuming to remove surface dirt; wet cleaning to reduce the appearance of stains and patching with sheer polyester fabric. Over 42 patches were needed to stabilize the flag. Full story...
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NC museum wants to dispose of nitrate negatives

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Curators at the Cape Fear Museum are seeking permission to destroy dozens of deteriorating photo negatives made from a material that can burst into flames or give off toxic gases as they decay. Full story...
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Museum campers unveil their own exhibits

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The Cape Fear Museum today capped off a summer camp of a different sort. Full story...
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Stormfest serves up hurricane preparedness

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Hurricane season is less than one month away, and although we hope for a calm season, it's better to be safe than sorry. Full story...
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Museum exhibit wins award of excellence

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Cape Fear Museum of History and Science was recently awarded top prize for exhibition excellence from the Southeastern Museums Conference. Full story...
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