Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Museum Foundation Receives Grant Aid
Museum Grant -
Posted on Thursday October 05, 2017

Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. receives Grant in Aid


(Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.) — The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc., which includes the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium, was a recipient of a grant-in-aid by the North Carolina General Assembly.  Pictured is Representative Frank Iler presenting to Jerry Rothenberg, the Foundation Board Chair, on August 14, 2017.


Representative Iler is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives representing the state's seventeenth House district, covering portions of Brunswick County, North Carolina. He was actively involved in the North Carolina Jaycees in the 1970s and serves on the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees. A retired businessman who lives on Oak Island, North Carolina, Representative Iler was appointed when Bonner L. Stiller resigned in 2009.


Terry Bryant, Executive Director, states, “These funds are critical to the Foundation. With state-of-the-art equipment we can continue to provide STEM education to our patrons and students.  We are very appreciative of these state funds and the support of Representative Iler and the NC General Assembly.”  


The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC; Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission to both facilities is free for members. Non-member admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Free admission for active duty military and disabled veterans plus up to one guest, must include military ID cardholder. For more information, call 910-579-1016, 910-575-0033; or visit

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