Local Cultural Resources

* All listed resources are web-links.

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LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES

New Hanover County Public Library
Hours and Locations
Local History Room and Collections
Digital Archives
E-resources
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UNCW – Randal Library
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Archives and Special Collections

University of North Carolina – Library
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Digital Collections
Special Collections

State Library of North Carolina
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Online Collections

North Carolina State Archives
Online catalog and Finding Aids
Digital Collections and Publications
NC Echo

Library of Congress Online Catalog
Digital Collections


LOCAL MUSEUMS AND RESEARCH COLLECTIONS

Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Cape Fear Museum
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Bellamy Mansion Museum
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Battleship North Carolina
North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Branch
Burgwin Wright House Museum
African American Heritage Museum of Wilmington
Brunswick Town/ Fort Anderson State Historic Site
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
Pender County Historical Museum
Poplar Grove Plantation


HISTORIC SOCIETIES

Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear
Brunswick County Historical Society
Southport Historical Society
Old New Hanover County Genealogical Society


CULTURAL AND NATURE ATTRACTIONS

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Carolina Beach State Park
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

Thalian Hall
Cape Fear Serpentarium
Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum
Wilmington Children’s Museum


DAY TRIPS

Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry
Moore’s Creek National Battlefield
Penderlea Homestead Museum
Topsail Island Missiles and More Museum
Karin Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Bald Head Lighthouse
Museum of Coastal Carolina / Ingram Planetarium
North Carolina Museum of Forestry


LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND AREA TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau
Town of Carolina Beach
Town of Kure Beach
New Hanover County
City of Wilmington


LOCALLY OWNED BOOKSTORES

Island Bookshop: 100 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach.  Phone: 707-0504 (no web site)
McAllister and Solomon Used and Rare Books
Two Sister’s Bookery


HEALTH RELATED

American Lung Association
QuitDay