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Onslow County Museum

301 S. Wilmington Street
Richlands, NC
Phone: 910-324-5008 - Tty: -

Statement of Purpose

General history museum with an emphasis on the local and regional history of Onslow County and surrounding area.

Highlights & Collections

The Onslow County Museum is a county agency dedicated to the preservation of Onslow County history, featuring the long term exhibit, "The Water and the Wood." The exhibit depicts via narrative text, photography, and dimensional
artifacts, Onslow County's history from the prehistoric era to the present.
Of particular interest is the 38 foot 750 year old cypress dugout canoe, believed to have been constructed by regional native americans. The changing gallery features a variety of exhibits rotated approximately every 6 months.

Exhibits & Special Events

The Museum hosts 3 annual events, including a Civil War encampment in April, Quilt Show in September and Art and Craft Festival in November.


Operating hours: Office 8am--5pm, Mon-Fri; Exhibit Gallery 10am--4:30pm,
Tue-Fri, 1pm--4pm, Sat and Sun.

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Key Personnel:

Albert Potts, Director
Lisa Whitman-Grice, Assistant Director
Patricia Hughey, Collections Manager
Ramona Renfroe, Educational Coordinator
JoAnn Becker, Public Information Specialist
Kenneth Barbee, Exhibits Facilitator

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