Goldsboro, NC: Events at the Wayne County Museum in May 2021

The Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Source: Jennifer Kuykendall
The Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Source: Jennifer Kuykendall

Two events are planned in May at the Goldsboro, North Carolina Wayne County Museum. Visit for the final day of its 135th US Colored Troops exhibit, and return for the grand opening of the museum’s new exhibit on the local film industry.

Grand Finale of Exhibit “Fighting for Freedom, the 135th USCT”

Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 1pm

This day will be the last chance to view this fascinating display of these Black soldiers of the Civil War.

At 1pm there will be a retirement of the 135th regiment flag colors by reenactors of the 135th Research team and a presentation about the 135th’s participation in the Grand Review.

  1. K. Butterfield Jr., the U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district, will be speaking about the 135th USCT and making closing remarks.

This event is free to the public.

Grand Opening of New Special Exhibit: “Stars, Stages & Screens of Wayne County”

Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 10am

This new exhibit will cover the many live theater venues, opera houses, movie theaters, and drive-in theaters of Wayne County as well as some of the local stars of our past and present.

This Summer exhibit will run until mid-September. The museum will have events and speakers connected to the exhibit every month. *Dates to be determined.

This exhibit is free to the public and is open during normal business hours:

  • Tuesdays-Fridays @ 11am-4pm
  • Saturdays @ 10am-6pm

The Wayne County Museum is located at 116 N William Street in downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina. The museum has recently renovated their barrier-free visitors ramp for accessibility.

For more information, visit, follow the museum on Facebook, or call 919.734.5023.


At public gatherings, follow state coronavirus/Covid-19 safety measures for the good of yourself and others:  wear a mask, keep your hands clean (and to yourself), and let everyone enjoy their time out-and-about with a bit of personal space. When in doubt, stand six feet out.


Source: Jennifer Kuykendall, Wayne County Museum

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