N.C. Shell Show Celebrates Natural Treasures

Posted September 8, 2016 at 9:38 am     Category: Cape Fear Museum

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The state’s 41st annual gathering of shell collectors, exhibitors and enthusiasts returns to Cape Fear Museum of History and Science September 17 and 18, 2016.

The 2016 North Carolina Shell Show, co-sponsored by the N.C. Shell Club and Cape Fear Museum, will feature hundreds of seashells – remnants of bivalves and gastropods alike – collected far and wide by club members and other exhibitors. Participants from Eastern and Central United States, including Kentucky, Kansas, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina will install museum-quality displays.

The general public is encouraged to attend and learn about various aspects of shells and shelling. Shell club members will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer questions. Dealers will be onsite selling shells and shell-related items.

The Shell Show will showcase shells in more than 20 categories, from North Carolina collections and single shells, to mollusk natural history and shell photography. Rare, beautiful, large, tiny, freshwater, saltwater and land snails will fill several spaces within the Museum.

Experience the largest gathering of shell collections in North Carolina on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The 2016 North Carolina Shell Show is free for members or with Museum admission. For more information, call 910.798.4368.

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