Tobacco Heritage Day at the Farm

Aug 4, 2018

  • Venue: L. W. Paul Living History Farm
  • Address: 2279 Harris Short Cut Road,, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Experience life on the ‘one horse family farm’ from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. For much of the 20th century, tobacco was the main cash crop for Horry County and the Pee Dee Region. During the late summer, leaves would be gathered and taken to the barn to be strung and cured. This process required participation from all family members, down to young children, whose job would be to hand the tobacco leaves to a stringer. Join us to relive this experience on Tobacco Heritage Day, Saturday, August 4th. Demonstrations will take places from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM and will include gathering, hand tying and stringing of tobacco and a variety of other activities such as grinding grits and meal, cooking on a wood stove, blacksmithing, and traditional music.
The L.W. Paul Living History Farm is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the L.W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email the Horry County Museum at hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. For a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.