Our Story

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History has been located in the 1,100 square-foot 1909 Myers Cottage since the spring of 1996 and we have been collecting artifacts that tell the story of Wrightsville Beach ever since. To further our mission, we have developed and grown programs over these past 20 years to engage visitors and residents of all ages in the history, culture, and spirit of this unique community and to promote activities and endeavors that enhance the beach and promote its preservation. Most recently, the establishment of the museum’s Waterman Hall of Fame, Camp Chris Stone and Kid’s Club have been successful in capturing the spirit of this beach and telling the story of the special people who work and play in and on our waters. In January 2018 the museum moved a 1924 cottage, one of the last surviving examples of original Wrightsville Beach architecture, to the last Town spot designated for saving a historic home. This expansion of our campus will allow us to better preserve and tell the story of Wrightsville Beach and provide us vital space to continue to grow our programming and outreach, connecting our history to our community and visitors.

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