The museum portion of the building houses a display that includes information about Fort Johnston, the author Robert Ruark, a large timeline display, a photographic display of "The Way it Was" and an exhibit room of the Southport Historical Society. This room features rotating exhibits, an authentic storefront of Fullwood's Grocery Store, and the Southport Bicentennial Heritage Quilt. One of the most popular exhibits of the museum is the movie memorabilia room, where you will find playbills on the walls from the many films that were made in Southport, including Nicholas Sparks' "Safe Haven." Objects on display from "Safe Haven" include Katie's bike, costumes, movie props, the restaurant sign from Ivan's, and the door from Ryan's Port Market. The Southport Historical Society Museum Store features unique T-shirts and other souvenirs. Admission is free donations are greatly appreciated.