In 1897, North Carolina’s Democratic Party decided to embark on a white supremacy campaign to try to drive Populist and Republican politicians out of office during the 1898 election.
On November 28, 1984, Milo Manly donated seven items to the Cape Fear Museum: six photographs and what was described as a “Book with clippings from Record newspaper and other newspapers.” The Daily Record was Wilmington’s African American newspaper.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science and The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center have worked together to digitize local yearbooks.
In late 2019, the Schlafer family offered to donate two letters to the Cape Fear Museum. Jason Schlafer, a Social Studies teacher, used the letters as a teaching tool for his students.
On Memorial Day, 1922, local citizens dedicated a monument to the county’s war dead.
World War II: Through the Eyes of the Cape Fear is a joint project between the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s William M. Randall Library and the Cape Fear Museum.
In the 1950s, Elizabeth and Frank Haines, well-known makers of marionettes, began researching marriage customs to develop lectures on Old World and New World marriage practices.