Come learn about the Native Americans who thrived on the island and see artifacts found in the area. Find out how Captain Blackbeard utilized the scenery to hide from his enemies and discover more NC pirates. Learn how NASA wouldn't have sent men into space if it hadn't had been for Topsail's role in Project Bumblebee. Pay your respects to the first women to enlist in the military and join the WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) Program established during WWII. Let your mind wander through the unique ecosystem displays visit the unique sea shell collection featuring over 10,000 shells from not only our beaches but from around the world. Don't just immerse yourself in the history and natural beauty of Topsail Island; live it.