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May
3
Wed
Museum Matinees: Hard to Say Goodbye-The Official Documentary of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the film Hard to Say Goodbye: The Official Documentary of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. For almost 100 years the Myrtle Beach Pavilion played a beloved role in Myrtle Beach history. From its origins as a meeting place and dance hall to the arrival of famed general manager Earl Husted and its expansion into a world famous amusement park, this official documentary, commissioned by park owner Burroughs & Chapin Company and accomplished in union with Myrtle Beach’s award-winning Stages Video Productions, captures the magic and memories that made the Myrtle Beach Amusement Park a family favorite for generations.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 3rd, 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].

May
4
Thu
Cooking Demonstration at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience life on the “one horse farm” in Horry County from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. On the first Thursday of each month, staff will show how seasonal food was prepared on a wood-burning stove. This free demonstration will take place from 11:00 AM until 3:00 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, please contact the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email the Horry County Museum at [email protected].

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

 

May
6
Sat
Fielding Freed: The Things They Carried-Grunt Gear of the Vietnam War
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Fielding Freed on Saturday, May 6th, on grunt gear of the Vietnam War.

A grunt once said that with all the gear on his back he felt like a turtle and moved about as quickly. This hands-on program will show some of the gear used and carried by soldiers and Marines during the Vietnam War. Understanding some of the physical demands of jungle warfare starts with the equipment carried by our troops. Historian Fielding Freed will show and discuss original examples including rations, field gear, headgear, uniforms, and the all-important back pack radio used during Vietnam. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend.

The program will begin at 1:00 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email [email protected]. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

May
10
Wed
Museum Matinees: Echoes of the Blue & Gray-Veterans of the Civil War
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the film Echoes of the Blue & Gray: Veterans of the Civil War. The survivors of the American Civil War wished that their sacrifices be remembered. And, as they marched with thinning ranks into a new century, the invention of the motion-picture camera enabled technology to record their moving image, their faces and voices, allowing us to remember them as something more than a stilted pose, a bronze statue, or a name on a marble headstone. This collection of newsreels allows one for the first time to actually see and hear the gallant heroes of the American Civil War. This film features the 1913 and 1938 Gettysburg Reunion, 1917 Vicksburg Reunion; Famous Generals: Dan Sickles, Joe Wheeler, Nelson Miles; Famous Units: Irish Brigade, Forrest’s Cavalry, New York Zouaves; and the final reunions of the G.A.R. & U.C.V.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 10th, 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].

May
13
Sat
Museum Day Celebration at the Horry County Museum
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Horry County Museum and our local history! This special event day is free to the public and will feature various activities and stations from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Learn about Native Americans and local wildlife. Visit our fossil and mineral table to have your fossils identified, learn steps to the state dance, the Shag, hear music in the auditorium, and much more! Be sure and check with the museum at 843-915-5320 for a complete schedule as some activities will only take place for a limited time.

The Horry County Museum is located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. For more information, call or email [email protected]. To view a full list of programs for 2017, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

May
17
Wed
Museum Matinees: Steel Roads, Iron Men
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Steel Roads and Iron Men. This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, takes viewers on a nostalgic journey through railroading in South Carolina. From the early days when the giant locomotives were steam driven, to the modern world of diesel powered trains, hear railroading stories from the men who drove the spikes, or manned the engines from the early 1940s to the present.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 17th, 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].

May
20
Sat
George Wingard: Discovering Dave-Spirit Captured in Clay
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Horry County Museum will host a lecture by George Wingard, from the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP), on May 20th at 1:00 PM. Mr. Wingard will discuss the discovery of an alkaline-glazed stoneware vessel created by the enslaved potter Dave of Edgefield, South Carolina and discovered/excavated by the SRARP. He will also highlight its uses assisting with public outreach and discussing the importance of history and archaeology. A viewing of the film Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay will take place following the lecture.

For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email [email protected]. The view a full list of scheduled programs for 2017, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

May
23
Tue
Wash Day at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm
May 23 @ 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. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, a special clothes washing demonstration will take place 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, please contact the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email the Horry County Museum at [email protected].

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

 

May
24
Wed
Museum Matinees: South Carolina A to Z
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with South Carolina A-Z. This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, takes a light-hearted look at favorite places and homegrown things, spanning the alphabet to showcase all that South Carolina is and has to offer. From the ACE Basin and the Arthur Ravenel Bridge to the Yorktown aircraft carrier and Zentrum (BMW’s visitor’s center), South Carolina A to Z is a vivid look at the unique offerings of South Carolina. Cameras spotlight the familiar (Brookgreen Gardens, Palmetto trees) to the not-so-familiar (Edgefield pottery, locally-grown rice, UFO Welcome Center) for a glimpse of what makes our state so special.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 24th, 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].

May
31
Wed
Museum Matinees: Over Here, the Homefront During World War I
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Over Here: The Homefront During World War I. This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, examines why African-Americans supported the war effort and how they were disappointed by the response to their efforts; women’s roles and how the war played a part in the women’s movement; military camps and what they meant for South Carolina cities; and how the influenza epidemic in 1918 impacted the state.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 31st, 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].

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