N.C. Shell Show Rolls into Cape Fear Museum

Posted September 10, 2014 at 11:22 am     Category: Cape Fear Museum

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The state’s annual gathering of shell collectors, exhibitors and enthusiasts returns to Cape Fear Museum of History and Science September 20th and 21st.

The 2014 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 Pennsylvania to Florida 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 feature scientific and arts-and-crafts exhibits in more than 20 categories, from North Carolina collections and single shells, to molluscan natural history and shell photography. Rare, beautiful, large, tiny, freshwater, saltwater, shell anomalies and fossils will fill several spaces within the Museum, including the lobby.

Experience the largest gathering of shell collections in North Carolina on Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The 2014 North Carolina Shell Show is free for members or with Museum admission. For more information, call 910.798.4368.

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