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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].

Jun
1
Thu
Cooking Demonstration at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm
Jun 1 @ 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 small farms that had a flock of chickens, there would often be an abundance of eggs in the spring. Often, families would have used that surplus for pickling and to make salads. Join us on June 1st from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM to see how these dishes would have been prepared and to learn the many uses of eggs on the family farm.

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.

 

Jun
3
Sat
Morris Brothers Bluegrass Concert
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a free traditional bluegrass concert by The Morris Brothers on Saturday, June 3rd, at 1:00 PM. The Morris Brothers have been playing music together for 44 years. Originally from West Virginia, they now reside in the Aynor/Cool Springs area of South Carolina. The brothers started playing bluegrass when they were young boys growing up in the hollows of West Virginia. They enjoy playing bluegrass music and bluegrass gospel and play regularly in Horry County. Band members include Mike Morris of Aynor, SC on vocals and banjo, Matt Morris from Cool Springs, SC on vocals and guitar, William Hardee from Loris, SC on vocals and fiddle, and Tammy Holt of Conway, SC on the bass.

The concert 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.

 

Jun
7
Wed
Museum Matinees: Carolina Stories-Miss Springmaid
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Miss Springmaid. This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, is the story of World War I hero and legendary advertising savant Elliott White Springs. The 30-minute program takes an unflinching look at the irrepressible and provocative advertising slant that made “Springmaid” sheets a household name and changed the approach of the entire country’s advertising industry.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 7th, 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]

Jun
10
Sat
J.R. Fennell: The History of Alcohol in South Carolina
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by J.R. Fennell on the history of alcohol and drinking in the state of South Carolina. Attendees will learn about the alcoholic beverages that South Carolinians enjoyed in the colonial period through the end of prohibition. This presentation will also teach attendees about the movement to limit or ban alcohol and the state dispensary system.

J.R. Fennell, a native of Walterboro, South Carolina and lifelong history enthusiast, is the director of the Lexington County Museum located in downtown Lexington, SC. He has a master’s degree in public history and a graduate certificate in museum management from the University of South Carolina.  While in graduate school, Fennell researched many topics relating to the history of SC, focusing on the colonial period and the twentieth century.  J.R. previously worked at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, working in the education department, the archives department, the collections management department, and in the public relations department.  He also completed internships with the City of Columbia planning department and Meadors Construction in Charleston, worked at McKissick Museum, and served as the acting director of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation.  J.R. has been director of the Lexington County Museum since July 2007.  At the museum, he has focused on publicizing the museum and its collections while still continuing to research the county’s history and collect artifacts that were made and used in Lexington County.  He loves being able to educate tourists and locals about the rich history of the county and the state.

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.

Jun
17
Sat
Traditional Music at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a traditional music demonstration on June 17th at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. This month’s demonstration will focus on the fiddle and the banjo, two of the most popular rural area instruments. We will have on site a banjo and fiddle that were owned and played by Horry County citizens. Learn how these two instruments have changed in playing style, how they are tuned, and hear some good ole music. 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, contact 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
21
Wed
Museum Matinees: Carolina Stories-The Last Ride, Memories of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with The Last Ride, Memories of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, part of the Carolina Stories Series produced by SCETV. For nearly 60 years, the Pavilion was synonymous with music, rides, and fun in the sun. Like a whirling dervish, it was a heady time at the popular beachfront hangout. During the hour long program, man-on-the-street conversations give viewers a glimpse back in time where teens cruised the strip and beach music ruled, providing momentum for South Carolina’s celebrated dance, “The Shag.”

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 21st, 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]

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]

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