The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present a lecture by Rodger Stroup on Saturday, September 30th, on funeral and mourning customs in South Carolina.
Ever wonder how we arrived at our current way of saying goodbye to friends and loved ones after their passing? Most of us know something about Egyptian mummies just from watching movies and going to blockbuster exhibits like "King Tut" and "Ramses". But we know little about hoe our current customs developed in the United States and specifically in the South. Funeral and burial practices have evolved over the last 350 years in South Carolina and are now a blend of European, African and totally American traditions. If you don't know what a "memory jug" is, then come and find out.
Dr. Stroup is the Curator of the South Carolina Railroad Museum.