About the S.H.A.

Originally chartered in 1961, the Swansboro Historical Association was revived in May 2008 with over 60 members.


Our mission is to encourage and promote public knowledge of, and interest in the history and culture of all the peoples of Swansboro, its adjacent waterways, and Onslow County through education and preservation.

Goals & Purpose:

1. To preserve historic structures and sites, and contributing structures, for the purpose of educating others about our region’s past.

2. To educate citizens about historic preservation issues, the designated Swansboro Historic District, and to support individuals in historic restoration efforts.

3. To collect, preserve, and share the history of our town and region through public gatherings and programs.

4. To cooperate with town, county, and regional governments and businesses to maintain the historic characters of our town and region, and promote history as a vital component of economic development through tourism.

5. To pursue opportunities for permanent public exhibition space for the history and culture of Swansboro and its neighbors.

Join Us!

Want To Get Involved? Here’s How:

To be successful, the Swansboro Historical Association, Inc., needs your help.Select your tax deductible contribution and follow the instructions. Please select your membership level:

Annual Senior Citizen: $10
Standard Annual: $15
Student (14-18): $5

Additional contributions would help further our goals and purposes. If interested in making an additional contribution please select from the following contribution levels:

Snap Dragon: $50-$99
Prometheus: $100-$199
Otway Burns: $200-$499
Samuel Swann: $500 & above

Click here for standard Membership Form: 

The Swansboro Historical Association, Inc. welcomes everyone over the age of fourteen for membership regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, creed, or place of residency. In addition, the organization endorses no political positions or candidates.

Become A Volunteer!

Volunteers are key to Swansboro Historical Association. Do you have any of the following talent or skills? Let us know and get involved!

On site research of local history
Oral Interviews with local residents
Online research of local history
Restoration Standards/Codes/Tax Benefits
Public Presentations
Fund raising
Attend Government Meetings/Workshops
Organizing Public Events
Website Development

Send us an e-mail to learn how you can help!

Second Annual SHA Fish Fry, Annual Membership Drive and General Meeting

Long Standing Residents, New Locals, and all other lovers of Swansboro Area History Please join the Swansboro Historical Association for our Second Annual Membership Drive, General Meeting, and Fish Fry at Casper’s Marina on Aug. 20 at 5 pm. You must be a member to attend but you can sign up or renew the night
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SHA Fish Fry

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Swansboro Historical Association Annual Meeting

The Swansboro Historical Association will hold its annual meeting on May 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the old Emmerton School, Church St. Swansboro. We will have a short business meeting to present a slate of officers and board members, present a budget for 2017-2018, recap the Historic Homes Tour and report on the
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Homes Tour

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Heritage Center Open!

The Swansboro Area Heritage Center will be opening on Memorial Day weekend!  Stay tuned for an opening event before Memorial Day to which all are invited. The Center will be OPEN: Friday, May 26 • 11:00-3:00 Saturday, May 27 • 11:00-3:00 Monday, May 29 • 11:00-3:00   JUNE: Saturdays 1:00 -4:00 pm   JULY – LABOR DAY: Th,
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Haunted Hayride

Information coming soon for this years “Haunted Hayride”!
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