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!

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