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North Carolina
Asheville
Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum
Address
Asheville NC
Phone
Web Site 
www.main.nc.us/colburn
Description
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility  Minerals

Estes-Winn Antique Automobile Museum
111 Grovewood Road
Asheville NC  28804
Phone 
704 253-7651
Web Site  www.automuseum.com/ESTESmuse.html
Description  30 Cars, on grounds of Biltmore Homespun Shops
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive

 

  North Carolina
Beaufort
North Carolina Maritime Museum
315 Front Street
Beaufort NC 28516
Phone 252 728-7317
Web Site www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/maritime
Description natural & maritime history, ship models
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Collection G-M Models
Collection N-Z Shells
Last changed: 11/18/2002

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  Charlotte

  Charlotte Nature Museum

  1658 Sterling Road

  Charlotte  NC

  Phone 704 372-6261

  Web Site http://www.discoveryplace.org/naturemuseum.asp

  Toll Free 800 935-0553

  E-mail  mailto:info@discoveryplace.org

  Description  native animals, nature nook, butterflies, Insect Alley, PawPaw Trail,

                    nature dome with Grandpa Tree

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus Natural History

  Nature of Group  Animals

  New or Updated: 10/15/2006


North Carolina
Cherryville
C Grier Beam Truck Museum
111 North Mountain Street
Cherryville NC
Phone 
704 435-3072
Alt Phone  704 435-3426
Web Site  http://www.beamtruckmuseum.com/index.htm
Alt Web  http://www.gastongazette.com/answerbook/Wheretogo/Wheretogo.htm
Description  holds trucks back to 1927 - founded by Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive
Building Type  Store
Collection N-Z  Trucks
 

  NC

  Fayetteville

  Airborne and Special Operations Museum

  100 Bragg Boulevard

  PO Box 89

  Fayetteville  NC       28302    

  Phone   910 483-3003

  Web Site  http://www.asomf.org/index.php

  E-mail  mailto:info@asomf.org

  Alt Web  http://asomf.org

  Description  Airborne and Special Operations from 1940 to present

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Nature of Group or Site  Unit

New or Updated:             8/20/2005

  NC
 
Franklin
 
Scottish Tartans Museum Center
 
86 East Main Street
 
Franklin      NC   28734    
 
Phone   828 524-7472
 
Web Site  http://www.scottishtartans.org/museum.html
 
Description  evolution of the kilt, over 500 tartans, weaving, Highland dress
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  History Resource
 
Industry /Profession Textiles
 
Collection A-F Costume
 
Collection N-Z  Tartan
 
Group Identity   British Isles
 
New or Updated:  12/15/2003
 

  NC

  Harkers Island

  Core Sound Waterfowl  Museum

  1785 Island Road

  PO Box 556

  Harkers Island   NC  28531    

  Phone   252 728-1500

  Web Site  http://www.coresound.com/

  E-mail  mailto:museum@coresound.com

  Alt Web

  Description  handmade working decoys by local carvers -- demonstrations in summer

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Birds

  Collection A-F Decoys

  New or Updated:  10/29/2004

 

  NC

  Lake Junaluska

  World Methodist Museum

  575 Lakehore Dr

  PO Box 518

  Lake Junaluska   NC     28745    

  Phone   828 456-9432

  Web Site  http://www.worldmethodistcouncil.org/museumtour.html

  Alt Web  http://blue.dcr.state.nc.us/servlet/ascwg/search?ss=no&qry=county&tm1=Haywood

  Description  John Wesley & Wesley family in America

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Religion

  New or Updated:         4/5/2005

 
 

  NC

  Lowell

  Museum of Automobile History

  PO Box 427

  Lowell    NC           28098    

  Phone

  Web Site  http://www.themuseumofautomobilehistory.com/

  Description  CLOSED, info on web site, moved from Syracuse NY

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automobiles

  Collection N-Z  Vehicles

  New or Updated:           12/13/2005


  NC

  Maggie Valley

  Wheels Through Time

  PO Box 790

  Maggie Valley  NC   28751    

  Phone   828 926-6266

  Web Site  http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/

  E-mail  mailto:info@wheelsthroughtime.com, wheels@wheelsthroughtime.com

  Description  250 antique motorcycles, automobiles, memorabilia and art works

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  Collection G-M  Motorcycles

  New or Updated: 11/23/2004


  NC

  Manteo

  Wright Brothers National Memorial

  1401 National Park Drive

  Manteo      NC           27954    

  Phone   252 441-7430

  Alt Phone   252 473-2111  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/

  Alt Web  http://www.outerbanks.com/wrightbrothers/

  Description  location of the first  successful powered flight, visitor center looks out at site of flight, holds reproductions of wind tunnel, 1902 glider, 1903 Flyer; reproduction of Wright

camp buildings

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Aviation

  New or Updated:             3/25/2005

 
  North Carolina
Mecklenburg
James K Polk Memorial State Historic Site
USA 521
PO Box 475
Mecklenburg NC  28134
Phone 
704 889-7145
Web Site  www.picnic.lib.nc.us/branch/main/carolina/polk.htm
Description  visitor center and reconstructed log buildings at childhood home of James Polk
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  President
Nature of Group or Site  Government
Field of Study/Science Facility  Politics
 
 

  NC

  Mt Airy

  Visitor's Center

  615 N Main Street

  Mt Airy            NC           27030    

  Phone   336 789-4636  Web Site  http://visitmountairy.com/

  Toll Free  800 576-0231  E-mail  mailto:visitandy@tcia.net

  Alt Web  http://www.visitmayberry.com/mountairynorthcarolina.asp?BusinessCategoryID=1

  Description  Andy Griffith memorabilia in the orginal "Mayberry", Siamese Twins Eng & Chang,  Donna Fargo & Tommy Jarrell

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  New or Updated:              4/8/2005

  NC
  Nags Head
  Rearview Mirror Museum
 
300 East Baltic Avenue
  Nags Head  NC  27959   
 
Phone  919 441-4493
  Alt Phone  919 441-1132
 
Web Site  *****
  Toll Free  800 368-8085
  Description
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Automotive
  New or Updated:  07/22/2003

 
  North Carolina
Raleigh
Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum
1126 South Saunders Street
Raleigh NC
Phone 
919 832-2261
Web Site http://www.rayprice.com/
Toll Free  800 39HARLEY
Description  six decades of motorcycles, famous drag racers --located in dealership of drag racing champion
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
  North Carolina
Waxhaw
Andrew Jackson Memorial Museum of the Waxhaws
NC 75 E
PO Box 7
Waxhaw NC  28173
Phone 
704 843-1832
Web Site
Description 
celebrates Andrew Jackson's birth nearby and local history
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus   President
Nature of Group or Site  Government
Field of Study/Science Facility  Politics
Group Identity  Native American
 
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