Belhaven Memorial Museum

Belhaven Memorial Museum
PO Box 220
211 East Main Street
Belhaven, NC 27810-0220

P: 252.943.6817
W: Belhaven Museum
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Belhaven museum

Visit the Belhaven Memorial Museum, Miss Eva Collections

Historic Travel Sites


The Belhaven Memorial Museum is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, display and preserve historical and cultural artifacts and objects and to stimulate and encourage interest and support of the history, art, science and culture of the Belhaven area, of Beaufort County, and of eastern North Carolina. The museum builds upon the original collection of Mrs. Eva Blount Way (1869-1962).

Mary Eva Blount Way (1869-1962), or “Miss Eva” as she was known affectionately, was an avid collector. Her love of things unique began with a small but treasured collection of buttons given to her by her mother-in-law. Over the years, she accumulated approximately 30,000 buttons from throughout the United States and around the world.

At the same time, she began acquiring all manner of items of special significance to her, including Christmas memorabilia, period clothing, toys and dolls, china, farm tools and specimens from her natural environment.

About the Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Exhibits
  • Historic structures

Nearest Major Town/City: Washington, NC (25 miles west)

Visitor Information

Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce
101 West Main Street
Belhaven, NC 27810
Phone: 252.943.3770

About the Programs

Major Program Areas: Eastern North Carolina heritage and culture
Education Resources:

  • Guided tours
  • Self-guided exhibits

School Tour Requirements:

  • Reservations required
  • Free, donations accepted
  • Curriculum-based tours if requested

Education Coordinator: John Britt

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