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Cape Fear Museum

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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Science Fest makes learning fun

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From all over the Cape Fear region...hundreds of people, young and old, now know a little more about science. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum hosts hurricane historian

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Hurricane historian and author Jay Barnes will share stories and photographs chronicling our region's hurricane history. Full story...
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