The Museum of the Cape Fear is celebrating its 30th birthday with a party and the public is invited. On June 21, the first day of summer, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the museum is throwing a party, complete with balloons, games and activities, and birthday cake, (while supplies last).
In June of 1988, the Museum of the Cape Fear officially opened its doors as one of the state’s regional museums—a branch of the North Carolina Museum of History for the southeastern part of the state. It was the third and final branch to open, which achieved a two-fold purpose: 1.) to decentralize the vast collection of artifacts held by the state, most of it in Raleigh; and, 2.) to put almost every North Carolinian within 100 miles of a state-owned history museum. The museum continues to operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.