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Proud to be

So Much More
Than a Museum

The Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation not only operates the first and only museum of African-American history in Wilmington, but is also an authentic community-based organization leading efforts in violence prevention, cultural and historical awareness, and community outreach.


Brown vs. Board of Education Commemoration

May 17, 2024
NC Civil Rights Trail Hubert Eaton Sr. Marker
Intersection of N. 3rd and Princess Streets
4:00 PM

2024 Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 2024
Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation
410 N. 7th St. Wilmington, NC
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


2024 Kite Flight

April 12, 2024
Martin Luther King Community Center
5:00 PM

Black History Month Celebration: Event 2

February 26, 2024
St. Marks, Jackson Hall
600 Grace Street, Wilmington, NC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation celebrated the life of Sojourner Truth with an intimate community gathering at Jackson Hall, as she journeys through life's history, the transformation of the reenaactress, Charmaine Crowell-White was amazing and inspiring! A special thank you to St. Mark's, members and volunteers.

Photos from earlier events are available on our Photo Gallery page.

BEMF in the News

Our foundation is an official African-American Historic site recognized by the National Park Service's Civil Rights Network!

View original article at the National Parks Service website

View original article on (paywall)
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