Goldsboro, NC: Wayne County Museum Offers Exhibit, Walking Tour & History Program in August

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

The special exhibit, Stars, Stages & Screens of Wayne County, continues through the month of August at the Wayne County Museum. This exhibit covers  theater venues, opera houses, movie theaters, and drive-in theaters of Wayne County, as well as local stars past and present. This fun Summer exhibit will run until mid-September.

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

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

In addition to the exhibit, the museum will host two events in August.

Downtown History Walk

On the first Saturday of the month the museum will offer a free Downtown History Walk (weather permitting). To take this free walking tour, meet on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 10:30am*, in the lobby of the Wayne County Museum. (Wear comfortable shoes for walking.)

*Rescheduled due to weather. New date is Saturday, August 21, 2021 @ 10:30am.

The tour is guided by the museum’s director, and will cover the history of Goldsboro including various historic sites and buildings downtown. Tour will last approximately one hour.

This event is limited to 15 people. Email to save a spot.

Military History Night

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6pm, the museum will host Military History Night as part of the annual Freedom Fest Celebration. The program “Seymour Johnson Squadrons in WWII” will be presented by Dr. Roy Heidicker (Ret Wing Historian) and Stephen Beckett (Wing Historian, 916 ARW-Air Refuleing Wing).

A wine and cheese reception will follow. The museum requests RSVP in advance — via or 919-734-5023 — to ensure staff have a proper count of those planning to attend.

Museum Information

The Wayne County Museum is located at 116 N William Street, 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.


Source: Jennifer Kuykendall, Wayne County Museum

Ed. Note: Originally published July 22, 2021. Updated August 7 with new Walking Tour date.

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