Onslow Co. Museum opens new crime scene exhibit


JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Visitors are getting a closer look at the judicial history of Onslow County at the county’s museum.

The museum unveiled its latest exhibit, Order In The Court on Saturday.

The display explores the construction of courthouses and jails, the evolution of law enforcement, and the business of the court from the colonial period to the present.

Visitors can help solve a fake crime scene like an investigator and take a closer look at artifacts made from inmates from the 1972 county jail.

Visitors can find themselves connected with those who lived in the county centuries ago who attended court.

“I think getting to see how much of what we have today when you go to court, is very similar to what​ you would’ve done in the colonial period,” said Chance Hellmann, collections manager at the Onslow County Museum.

The exhibit will remain open until May 31. The museum is located at 301 S Wilmington St. in Richland.

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