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  • Cameron Art Museum

    The Cameron Art Museum provides a cultural gathering place which enriches the lives of museum visitors and our community through high quality exhibitions, dynamic public programs, unique events and educational opportunities in the visual and performing arts....

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  • Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

    Mission StatementThe Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is a private non-profit corporation organized to provide symphonic music at the highest possible degree of excellence, to provide performance opportunities for area musicians, and to provide  the cultural benefits of a Symp...

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  • The Children's Museum Of Wilmington

    Mission Statement: The Children's Museum of Wilmington stimulates children’s imagination, curiosity and love of learning. The Children's Museum of Wilmington celebrates the joys of childhood by providing magical and playful experiences for children of all ages. The Mus...

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  • Bellamy Mansion Museum Of History And Design Arts

    The Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to interpreting the social and architectural history of the Bellamy Mansion and promoting a greater understanding of historic preservation, architectural history and resto...

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  • Cape Fear Museum

    Mission: Cape Fear Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects relating to the history, science, and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. The Museum makes those objects and their interpretation available to the public through educational exhibitions and programs. History...

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  • Wilmington Railroad Museum

    History: For more than a century, railroading was Wilmington's chief industry. In 1840 the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad was completed and was the longest continuous rail line in the world at 161 miles long.  Near the turn of the century several railroads up and do...

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  • Burgwin-Wright Museum House

    Using the old jail as the foundation, the Burgwin-Wright House was built in 1770 by John Burgwin, planter, merchant, and treasurer of the colony of Carolina. In 1781, "the most considerable house in town" was occupied by Lord Cornwallis as his headquarters shortly before his...

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  • Wilmington Art Association

    The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) was organized in 1971. Its early monthly meetings were held at Wilmington's New Hanover County Museum.This group was the second organization to use the name "Wilmington Art Association." The first was formed in 1953 and eventual...

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  • North Carolina Azalea Festival

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington's annual community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival has emerged as Wilmington's premier event. Each April, a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainmen...

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  • Masonboro Arts

    About Masonboro Arts Masonboro Arts strives to provide quality classical artistic skills to all interested children and adults. With a focus on basic discipline, students are given the tools for crafting their natural abilities into increasingly advancing, dignified artis...

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  • Spectrum Art And Jewelry

    Established in Wilmington, North Carolina, since 1997, Spectrum Gallery proudly represents over 100 regionally and nationally renowned artists in a variety of media.Located in the Forum Shops, a prime destination for shopping, dining, and relaxation, Spectrum Gallery is just...

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  • Thalian Community Theatre

    Thalian Community Theater produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall. In fact, Thalian Hall was proudly named for our organization in 1858. Our mission is to present quality live theater that illuminates the human experience for the c...

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  • Poplar Grove Plantation

    One of the oldest existing peanut plantations in North Carolina , Poplar Grove Plantation was in the same family for over 6 generations. The Foys originally purchased the land in 1795 and kept it until the mid 1970's.Opened as a museum in 1980; today the mansion is on the Na...

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  • Saint Johns Museum Of Art
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  • USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial

    History:When the keel of NORTH CAROLINA was laid in October of 1937 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York,  she was the first battleship to be constructed in sixteen years. She became the first of ten fast battleships to join American fleet in World War II. NORT...

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  • Bottega Gallery
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  • Three Hounds Gallery
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  • Chamber Music Wilmington

    MissionBring world-class chamber music concerts to Southern North Carolina.VisionIn pursuit of this Mission, Chamber Music Wilmington, as an artist-led and self-presenting organization features a diversity of artists and composers, develops audiences, and provides educationa...

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  • Cucalorus Film Festival

    Cucalorus brings people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. The annual festival provides a non-competitive environment to honor and support filmmakers....

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  • Thalian Hall Center For The Performing Arts, Inc.

    Vision StatementThe vision of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is to create a culturally vibrant community by expanding education, entertainment and the imagination through the arts.Mission StatementThe mission of the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing A...

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  • Wilmington Concert Association

    The Wilmington Concert Association consists of everyone who buys a subscriptionto our season as well as everyone who donates to keep our program going. We havea totally volunteer board which for the past 81 years, has brought the very best inentertainment to our region and h...

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  • Tango Wilmington

    The premiere group in the area for aficionados of this Argentine dance. Free lessons given before each weekly dance. Everyone is welcome....

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  • Old Books on Front Street

    The Story (History of the Store)Daughtry's Old Books on Front St. has been a Wilmington Institution since 1982.Few people have ever met a born storyteller like Mr. Daughtry, but once they have, they won't forget him. A Goldsboro native, Mr. Daughtry moved to Wilmington (for ...

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  • North Carolina Black Film Festival

    The Mission: As a multidisciplinary vehicle for the advancement of African-American arts and culture, the Black Arts Alliance serves as an advocate for arts and artists, nurtures emerging and veteran artistic talent, and develops new works in the performing, visual, and lite...

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  • Airlie Gardens

    HistoryLife today moves at a fast pace, sometimes too fast to enjoy the old fashioned pleasures of nature. At Airlie Gardens, those simple pleasures can again be yours. Take time to admire azaleas, camellias, stand in the shade of our 467 year old Airlie Oak, or simply sit q...

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  • New Hanover County Extension Service Arboretum
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  • Physical Plant - Arboretum

    Mission:The campus of UNC Wilmington is an institutional arboretum. It is intended to educate the campus and regional communities about native and cultivated plants, improve the beauty and atmosphere of the campus setting, engage in and promote the conservation and preservat...

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  • Physical Plant - Arboretum

    On a campus that is rapidly reaching an enrollment of 12,000 students, University of North Carolina Wilmington has committed itself to providing a beautiful, educational, and environmentally friendly setting. Majestic live oaks and stately longleaf pines provide the framewor...

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  • Battleship North Carolina

    When the keel of north carolina was laid in october of 1937, she was the first battleship to be constructed in sixteen years. She became the first of ten fast battleships to join american fleet in world war ii. North carolina (bb 55) and her sister ship, washington (bb 56), ...

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  • Cape Fear Chorale

    Cape Fear Chorale is an all-volunteer non-profit choral group whose purpose is to provide excellent choral music to the whole community at no charge.  At present the Chorale consists of  seventy some singers.  In the fall and the spring of each year the Chorale presents ...

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  • Cape Fear Independent Film Festival

    The Cape Fear Independent Film Festival takes place in Historic Wilmington, North Carolina. Just minutes from the beach, Wilmington is home to Screen Gems Studios and a vibrant film industry that made in on the Hollywood map with Stephen King's FIRESTARTER in 1983. CFIFF sho...

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  • California Roots The Carolina Sessions

    California Roots has become a household name for reggae-rock lovers on the West Coast and beyond over the last four years. This event will be the first of its kind on the East Coast and the producers are bringing an impressive lineup. California Roots is partnering with Pipe...

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  • Wilmington Concert Association

    A Brief History of the Wilmington Concert Association In the late summer of 1928, a meeting was arranged by Mrs. Horace Pearsall, president of the Thursday Morning Music Club, to hear a presentation by two impresarios from the north who were promoting a new 'community con...

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  • Wilmington Home Show

    At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel.Our events feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. After me...

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  • Orange Street Arts Fest
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  • Wilmington Wine and Food Festival

    About Us:The Wilmington Wine & Food Festival will bring together top area chefs with notable wines and wine makers from around the world to celebrate and advance public appreciation for great wine and food, while supporting charitable organizations. The festival will pro...

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  • The Cape Fear Comedy Festival

    MissionThe mission of the Cape Fear Comedy Festival is to provide a gathering place for comics to develop their careers and enjoy themselves while taking part in a comedian friendly festival. How is it comedian friendly? Because the two founders of the event, Matt Ward and T...

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  • Rims on the River
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  • Recovery Rock Fest

    Mission:It is known that 1 in 7 people from age 12 and older will have an issue with addiction and it is estimated that 40 million people are affected as a whole. RecoveryRockFest wishes to provide a substance free folk/rock concert in celebration of recovery and for those w...

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  • Sarus Festival

    The SARUS FESTIVAL is an annual event organized by the ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY, a 501-c-3 non-profit charitable organization based in Wilmington, NC.The SARUS Festival was named after the sarus crane, Grus antigone, who had been a symbol for the company for years. The name...

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