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Cape Fear Museum News: Museum Hosts NC Shell Show

The state’s annual gathering of shell collectors, exhibitors and enthusiasts returns to Cape Fear Museum of History and Science September 22 and 23.
 The 2012 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 up and down the East Coast will install museum-quality displays and compete for ribbons, trophies and bragging rights.
The general public is encouraged to attend the exhibition and learn about various aspects of shells and shelling. Shell club members will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer questions. There will also be dealers 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 molluskan natural history and shell photography. T
here will be rare shells, beautiful shells, large shells, tiny shells, freshwater shells, shell anomalies and fossils in two Museum galleries.  Experience the largest gathering of shell collections in North Carolina on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, September 23 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. The 2012 North Carolina Shell Show is free with Museum admission. For more information, call 910.798.4368.