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Jun
27
Tue
Wash Day at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience life on the one horse family farm in Horry County from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. Along with the washing of clothing and linen, the bathrooms on small family farms were quite different than they are today. Join us as we share the story of the “little brown building out back” on June 27th from 9 AM until 3 PM.

The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-4 PM and teaches the history of the Horry County farm family from 1900-1955. The farm is free and open to the public and is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, SC. For more information, call the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email [email protected].

For a full list of programs and events at the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.

Jun
28
Wed
Museum Matinees: Birth of a Nation-The Making of the Declaration of Independence
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Birth of a Nation: The Making of the Declaration of Independence. Produced and narrated by historian Rod Gragg, this film chronicles the creation of one of the most important documents in American history.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 28th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.

The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2017. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail [email protected]

Jul
1
Sat
Christopher Boyle: The Declaration of Independence
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by local author and historian Christopher Boyle on the Declaration of Independence on Saturday, July 1st,  at 1:00 PM. Attendees will learn about the importance of this historic document and the compromises that the colonies had to make in order to produce the final product.

Christopher C. Boyle is a full-time social studies teacher at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a part-time teaching associate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. Upon graduation from Coastal Carolina University with his bachelor’s degree in history, he further studied history at Winthrop University where he graduated in 1996 with his Master of Arts degree in American history. Boyle is the author of Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River.

The program will be held in the Museum’s McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email [email protected] The view a full list of scheduled programs for 2017, visit the museum website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

Jul
5
Wed
Museum Matinees: Jail, No Bail
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Jail, No Bail, part of the Carolina Stories Series produced by SCETV. On January 31, 1961, black students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC walked into McCrory’s, sat at the lunch counter, and ordered hamburgers and soft drinks. They were denied service and asked to leave. After refusing to leave, the students were arrested for trespassing and processed. This 30 minute program pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the ‘Friendship Nine’ sit-in protest that inspired the Jail, No Bail Movement, a strategy which turned the tables on the establishment and reinvigorated the National Civil Rights Movement.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, July 5th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.

The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2017. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail [email protected]

Jul
6
Thu
Cooking Demonstration – Pickling Vegetables on the Farm
Jul 6 @ 11:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Experience life on the “one horse farm” in Horry County from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. In spring, families would typically plant a small garden that would yield a variety of vegetables by the summer. Some of these vegetables, especially cucumbers, would be set aside for pickling. Join us on July 6th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM to see how these foods would have been preserved for later use. A free, hour long, guided tour of the Farm will be available to the public at 3:00 PM following the demonstration.

The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-4 PM and teaches the history of the Horry County farm family. The farm is free and open to the public and is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, SC. For more information, call the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email [email protected]. For a full list of programs and events at the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.

 

Jul
15
Sat
Between the Waters – Betsy Newman & Lee Brockington – History of Hobcaw
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Lee Brockington and Betsy Newman on Between the Waters: An Innovative History of Hobcaw Barony on Saturday, July 15th, at 1:00 PM. Between the Waters, a new interactive website, is an immersive journey through Hobcaw Barony. Visitors to the site can explore the Baruch mansions, a rice canal, slave dwellings, the King’s Highway, an archaeological dig, African-American homes and cemeteries, and much more.

Lee Gordon Brockington is on the staff of The Belle W. Baruch Foundation at Hobcaw Barony, a privately owned research reserve and historic site located on the Waccamaw Neck in Georgetown County. Since 1984, Lee has been involved in public programs, historical research and media.

A native of SC, Lee graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Public Affairs with an emphasis in Historic Site Administration. She completed a Seminar for Historical Administration at Colonial Williamsburg and worked as curator of education at Historic Columbia Foundation before moving to Pawleys Island.

She has been published widely in newspapers, magazines and internet sites and has contributed to, edited or authored several books on SC history. Her newest projects include a foreword for Heaven is a Beautiful Place, a memoir of Sister Peterkin of Murrells Inlet and poetry submitted to Brookgreen Gardens, both released in 2016.

Lee is a former elected member of Pawleys Island Town Council, is married to Bill Shehan and the mother of two boys. Her community involvement includes literacy and libraries, church, conservation and history.

Betsy Newman is a documentary producer and web content developer for South Carolina ETV, specializing in making programs on the history and culture of South Carolina. To date she has produced twelve documentaries about the Palmetto State. A South Carolina native, Newman worked for many years in New York City as an independent producer and media educator. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and is the recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle and a Webby Award. Her documentary, “The Education of Harvey Gantt,” screened in July 2016 at the March on Washington Film Festival at the National Museum of American History. She is a 2016 recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Award in the Humanities.

The program will be held in the Museum’s McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email [email protected] The view a full list of scheduled programs for 2017, visit the museum website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

Traditional Music on the Farm
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet!

Enjoy a traditional music demonstration at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm on Saturday, July 15th featuring the double bass. Also known as a ‘bull fiddle’, ‘bass fiddle’, or ‘doghouse bass’, the double bass has a long history and can be found in a variety of music genres. Learn how this instrument has changed in playing style, how it is tuned, and hear how it is played. Music will last from 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM and is free and open to the public.

The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-4 PM and teaches the history of the Horry County farm family from 1900-1955. The farm is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, SC. For more information, call the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email [email protected].

For a full list of programs and events at the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.

 

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