Friends of The NC Maritime Museum at Southport

The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport are the support group for the museum.  As a 501 (c)(3) donations are tax deductible and memberships provide an avenue for the museum to meet its mission.  Friends funding helps the museum build exhibits, buy supplies for children’s camps, and produce programming for adults such as our Third Tuesday Evening Program and Saturday Escapades.

As a member of The Friends of the NC Maritime Museum at Southport you and your family receive our monthly newsletter The Mullet Wrapper, receive email updates on programming and have the opportunity to join a group whose focus is to protect, preserve, and interpret the region’s maritime past for everyone.

Become a member HERE!

Exhibit Hall


If you prefer to print your application and mail it with payment to the museum, click below:

Complete a Membership Application FOM Membership APP

Patrons may choose from an Individual $25.00, Family $50.00, a Sustaining or Lifetime Membership.  Members receive our monthly newsletter, discounts on certain summer camps and adult programming, as well as a 10% off in the Museum Store!

Friends of The NC Maritime Museum at Southport Museum Board

Wayne Strickland, Chairman

Linda Bowen, Vice-Chair

Wayne Berry, Treasurer

Jim Crum, Treasurer of Special Projects

Jim Carey, Secretary

Morgan Harper

Irene Joseph

Donnie Joyner

Claire McNaught

Carol Midget

Linda Pukenas

Hank Whitley