Tag - Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum and its air conditioning are a welcome treasure this time of year, when the South Carolina heat and humidity reach their peak. This month, the museum is hosting a lecture series by director, Walter Hill, on Scuppernong and Muscadine Grapes. These local grape varieties, first discovered along the Scuppernong River in North Carolina, have long been popular ingredients in wines, pies, jams and jellies in many Southern homes and kitchens. I grew up eating them directly off the vine at my grandmother’s house but don’t know…

L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Friday, February 14, 2020 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Have you ever wondered what life was like on a living farm in the early to mid-1900s? Take a step back in time and discover the history and culture of the Horry County farm family during the 1900-1955 period. Larry Paul, a local businessman with a rich farming heritage in Horry County, offered to fund the construction of a family farm to help educate future generations by allowing guests and visitors to observe and participate in activities that would have been commonplace on traditional family farms. Events and live demonstrations change…

Explore the Rich History of the Grand Strand

Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:00 PM by Julie Ellis

The Myrtle Beach area is known locally as the “Grand Strand” and includes 60 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline and is comprised of 14 communities and two counties. Myrtle Beach is a dynamic family destination chock full of fun attractions, restaurants, the world-famous Boardwalk with the Skywheel, amusement parks, and much more, but did you know there are numerous opportunities to explore the region’s unique history? Spend a couple of days away from the beach and immerse yourself in the rich unique history of coastal South Carolina. Did you…

History Under A New Roof

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We've been anxiously awaiting the reopening of the Horry County Museum in its new home at the former Burroughs School building. Well, the wait is over and all we can say is the new facility is fantastic! Stepping inside, one is immediately drawn to the beautiful winding staircase that leads up to the second floor. No, that wasn't a part of the Burroughs School; it was custom built for the new location. Museum director Walter Hill said this spectacular staircase was added because they wanted an attractive, unique walkway. "We wanted to…