The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670-1720

Aug 21, 2021

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street,, Conway, SC
  • Time: 1:00 PM

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by John Navin on his book, The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670–1720 on Saturday, August 21st at 1:00 PM. The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670–1720 is a graphic account of South Carolina’s tumultuous beginnings, when calamity, violence, and ruthless exploitation were commonplace. With extraordinary detail and analysis, John J. Navin reveals the hardships that were experienced by people of all ethnicities and all stations in life during the first half-century of South Carolina’s existence—years of misery caused by nature, pathogens, greed, and recklessness. The program will be held in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway S.C. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email To view a full list of programs, visit our website at