Museum to teach kids about life, beauty of shells


The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History continues offering free monthly events for children with an Aug. 14 program about shells.

Board member Sandy May will lead the program by teaching children about shells and the animals that call them home. Madeline Flagler, museum director, said the children will be led around the museum to find different uses of shells in wreaths and artwork.

“We can show them how many different ways we use shells in our lives,” Flagler said.

After the tour, children will create artwork using shells. The museum will provide shells but kids are welcome to bring their favorites.

“In the past, people used shells for decorations,” Flagler said. “It’s an easy craft, but it’s also something that can very easily be art.”

The program is geared toward elementary school-aged kids. Walk-ins are welcome, but children registered by Aug. 12 will be entered in a raffle to receive a special gift.

Flagler said a dozen children were registered for the program on Aug. 8. She expects a large turnout for the program.

The program starts at 10 a.m. To register, call the museum at (910) 256-2569.


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