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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
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.

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