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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.
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]
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.
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.