Board Members

Shirley Wilson - Chairman

Wayne Strickland - Vice Chairman and Building Chair

Wayne Berry - Treasurer

Jim Carey - Recording Secretary and Golf Committee Chair

Linda Bowen - Membership

Brenda Bowling - Finance Committee

Jim Crum - Long Range Planning

Donnie Joyner - Board Member

Walt Madsen - Expansion Chair

Cecil Rhodes - Board Development

Ben Styers - Board Member

Mary Strickland - Museum Manager

Southport Donation

Make a one-time donation specifically to the Maritime Museum at Southport. The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Financial information and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


Volunteers are needed for the great times at the Maritime Museums. Share your love of history, culture and North Carolina's well-loved coast.  Each Museum offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from working with children to helping with events.