In 2015, the Myrtle Beach area is known as a top-notch family beach destination that attracts millions of visitors each and every year.


But like all cities and towns across America, it wasn’t always like this. Our history is as rich and varied as any other community.


That is why a trip to the Horry County Museum is always such an adventure.


Since the beach is such an integral part of who we were, and who we are, it’s fitting that one of the museum exhibits looks at how our 60 miles of coastline have evolved over the generations.


Some visitors will wax nostalgic looking at the swimwear of decades past, while all will learn how our tourism industry began with the building of the Seaside Inn and the former Pavilion.


Since it is summer, this exhibit only seems fitting!


Other exhibits include a look back at our military heritage and the breathtaking fish tank that was engineered by the stars of Animal Planet’s “Tanked,” which holds a variety of freshwater fish found in our rivers and lakes.


Additionally, there are a number of different events taking place that shed even further light on how our community has changed over the years.


This is a history lesson well worth investing time in.