Monday, November 21, 2005


Shipwreck Secrets from Cape Fear Museum


Topsail Island Info
November 18, 2005

On Sunday, December 4, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm and 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science presents Shipwreck Secrets. The program, part of the Family Discovery Workshop series, is $2 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is suggested. Call 341- 4350 Ext. 3018.

Hidden beneath the surface of the waters surrounding Lower Cape Fear lay countless shipwrecks. Discover the secrets and treasures of the Spanish Fortuna and understand why the blockade runner Condor ran aground. Use the techniques of archaeologists to determine the age and origin of recovered artifacts then create your own treasure to take home.

The Family Discovery Workshop series is designed to foster interest in learning while promoting family togetherness. Activities in the Family Discovery Workshop are suitable for ages five and up.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is open 9am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 pm on Sunday, seven days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Admission is $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for students with valid I.D. and Senior citizens; $4.00 special military rate with valid military I.D.; $1.00 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members are always free.

New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. The Museum is located at 814 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington, N.C. 910-341-4350.


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