Renty's Bell is the story of an enslaved African American, Renty Tucker, who became a master builder, building among other notable structures, the most elaborate slave chapel ever constructed. He went on, after emancipation, to become a respected and active community member in Georgetown, SC in the segregated South during reconstruction and into the Jim Crow era. His legacy, in spite of seemingly insurmountable challenges, helped to dispel stereotypes and paved the way for future generations.
The monthly Active Adult Series at the Horry County Museum will continue with a lecture on some popular (and not so popular) local foods. What exactly is a chicken bog? Why and who would eat foods like hog's head cheese and chitterlings? Join us to learn about these, and other local dishes. The Active Adult Series is held the third Tuesday of each month and is perfect for new residents to the area, or lifetime locals who want to learn more about the place that they call home.
This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, examines why African-Americans supported the war effort and how they were disappointed by the response to their efforts; women's roles and how the war played a part in the women's movement; military camps and what they meant for South Carolina cities; and how the influenza epidemic in 1918 impacted the state.
Started in 1994, the first Horry County Museum Quilt Gala was held on the lawn of the Horry County Courthouse. Over the years the Gala has continued to grow with over 200 quilted items on display and is now held at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground Recreation Center. Join us on February 23rd and 24th to see a variety of quilts in many different shapes and sizes. Winners from each category will be voted on by the public and will receive a ribbon. Blue ribbon winners for each category will be displayed in the Horry County Museum for the month of March. Local and regional vendors will also be on hand to support, consult, and aid the quilter with various quilting merchandise. Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org or call 843-915-5320.
This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, takes viewers on a nostalgic journey through railroading in South Carolina. From the early days when the giant locomotives were steam driven, to the modern world of diesel powered trains, hear railroading stories from the men who drove the spikes, or manned the engines from the early 1940s to the present.
The 2018 CCU & OLLI Film Series continues with the locally produced film Profiles in American Character: Robert E. Lee on March 3rd at 1:00 PM. Written and narrated by historian Rod Gragg, this film examines the life of General Robert E. Lee. Lee , who overcame difficult childhood challenges, was considered to be the most capable officer in the United States Army and was offered command of the principal armies of both the North and the South at the outbreak of the Civil War. As president of what would become Washington and Lee University after the war, he was influential in steering the South to reunion and encouraging national reconciliation. He was well regarded by both North and South not only for his military genius, but also for his character. This program is free to the public and will be held in the McCown Auditorium at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526. For more information about programs at the Horry County Museum, call 843-915-5320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Horry County Museum, the Horry County Library and the AVX Foundation present program on Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 AM featuring certified deaf interpreter Jason Hurdich. Mr. Hurdich will promote deaf awareness, share about his role as a interpreter, and offer ways that people can reach out more to the deaf community. Originally form New York City, Hurdich attended the Lexington School for the Deaf as a toddler until his graduation as valedictorian. He has instructed college level American Sign Language and Language interpreting classes for twenty-five years and received a Master of Education degree in Signed Language Interpretation from the University of North Florida. Hurdich became well-known throughout South Carolina during the 2016 coverage of Hurricane Matthew when he signed at press conferences held by then Governor Nikki Haley, who went on to call Hurdich a 'Rock Star' for his role as an interpreter. He was selected as the 2017 winner of Marie Griffin Interpreter Of The Year Award for Southeast Region recognizing his outstanding service to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind community for his higher efforts in making communication more accessible and increasing awareness for the need of better communication. In his free time, Mr. Hurdich enjoys being around his four children, taking in a sports game, and taking in the sights of our beautiful nation. Mr. Hurdich will be assisted in the program by interpreters Roger Williams and Katie Reininger. The program will be held in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email email@example.com. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.