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Volunteer Spotlight
Angie Hilburger

I started volunteering at the museum in January 2023.  I was looking for a place to volunteer where I could interact with the public and learn more about the history of this area. A friend, Tina Clarke, who is also a volunteer here recommended the museum.

I have lived throughout NC most of my life with a short stay in the Washington DC area but moved to Southport permanently in 2017.  We did not have a connection to the sea but we lived on a lake for 17 years and have always enjoyed boating and fishing.


I continue to learn about the importance of the river not only historically but also the importance of the Cape Fear area in today’s society.  I especially enjoy the programs and speakers that the museum sponsors each month. 

The best day I have experienced while volunteering is the day a little boy gave me a big hug and said, “Thank you” after he chose his prize from the treasure box. He was so excited about visiting the museum. 

Angie Hilburger,  volunteer since 2023

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Get Involved

Our Volunteers are an integral part of our daily operations.  They are our face to the public welcoming new visitors and serving customers in the gift shop.  Many others help build new exhibits or help in our library.  

All share a love of the Museum, Southport and maritime history.

Please submit the form to the right and join the many other volunteers with a love of maritime history.

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