Horry County Museum

  • 805 Main Street
  • Conway, SC 29526
  • Location: Conway

  • Venue: L. W. Paul Living History Farm
  • Address: 2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Phone: (843) 365-3596

Enjoy a traditional music demonstration at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm on Saturday, August 18th. Join us as Wayne Skipper presents ways that traditional instruments were used to keep rhythm. The program will last from 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM and is free and open to the public. The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-4 PM and teaches the history of the Horry County farm family from 1900-1955. The farm is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, SC. For more information, call the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. For a full list of programs and events at the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The Horry County Museum presents a lecture and book signing by Robin Salmon on Saturday, August 18th, on her book Brookgreen Gardens: Atalaya. This program explores the reasons that Archer & Anna Hyatt Huntington came to the area to purchase property in 1930 and the design and history of the winter home that they built on the seashore of what became Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen Gardens: Atalaya by Robin R. Salmon is a new book, part of the “Images of America” series produced by Arcadia Publishing. It documents the story of Atalaya with photographs from the Brookgreen Gardens Archives and other sources. Ms. Salmon will be available to sign copies of her book after the lecture. A native South Carolinian, Robin Salmon has been on the staff of Brookgreen Gardens since 1975. She oversees the acquisition, exhibition, and conservation of Brookgreen’s art, history, library, and archives collections, and directs the activities of the Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens. Robin has degrees in history and art history from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the Museum Management Institute at the University of California-Berkeley. She is a Patron Member of the National Sculpture Society, serves on its board of directors, and on the editorial board of its magazine, Sculpture Review. In 2007, Robin received the Society’s Sculpture House Award given for outstanding service to American figurative sculpture. She also serves on the boards of the Georgetown County History Museum and the Georgetown County Women’s Hall of Fame. She served on the National Endowment for the Arts panel to select the artist to create a sculpture of Rosa Parks for Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, and has been a nominee for the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, South Carolina’s highest honor in the arts. She is nationally known for her knowledge of American art and outdoor sculpture conservation. Robin is the author of Sculpture of Brookgreen Gardens (2009), Brookgreen Gardens (2006), and Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Volume II (1993), is a co-author of seven other books, and has written numerous essays and articles. Her current major project is a biography and catalogue raisonné of the sculptor and art patron, Anna Hyatt Huntington. The program will begin at 1:00 PM in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The monthly Active Adult Series at the Horry County Museum will continue on August 21st at 1:00 PM with a program on local fossils. Join us and meet fossil expert Don Kirkpatrick to learn about some of the prehistoric vertebrates that lived in our area and participate in a “dig” to see what fossils you can find! 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. The program will be held at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This series is free and open to the public, seating will be available. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs and events at the Museum, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The 2018 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV documentary, Charlie’s Place. This film tells the story of an African American nightclub owned by Charlie Fitzgerald in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Despite the fact that much of the South was segregated during the time, both blacks and whites were welcomed into the club. This drew unwanted attention from groups like the KKK, who attacked Charlie’s Place one night in 1950. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 22nd, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2018. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.

  • Venue: L. W. Paul Living History Farm
  • Address: 2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Phone: (843) 365-3596

Experience life on the “one horse farm” in Horry County from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. Join us on August 25th from 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM as staff demonstrates how to harness a mule. Visitors can also help with the morning feeding from 9:00 am until 9:30 am. The L.W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-4 PM and teaches the history of the Horry County farm family. The farm is free and open to the public and is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, SC. For more information, call the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. For a full list of programs and events at the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The Horry County Museum presents a lecture and book signing by Lee Brockington on Saturday, August 25th, on her new book Images of Pawleys Island. Lee Brockington has created a small book of images with Steve Roberts, NY Times columnist and George Washington University professor. Lee will lecture on the history, changes and mystique of "the blessed isle," once the summer playground of plantation owners, then a well-known retreat for generations of families. Tiny in size and large by reputation, Pawleys Island has a story to tell. Lee Gordon Brockington is a historian and educator on the Waccamaw Neck and is Senior Interpreter at Hobcaw Barony. She is editor of Pawleys Island, Stories from the Porch, a collection of oral history interviews, as well as author of Plantation Between the Waters, A Brief History of Hobcaw Barony. The program will begin at 1:00 PM in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The 2018 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with The Education of Harvey Gantt, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV. South Carolina fought the desegregation of its schools longer than any other state, even after the passage of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. But a determined effort to enforce Brown, spearheaded by the NAACP, prevailed, and in January 1963 the Fourth Circuit Court ordered Clemson College to admit Harvey Gantt, a young African-American man from Charleston. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 29th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2018. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The 2018 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Barbecue and Homecooking: Food That Makes You Smile. This documentary was made to promote folklore and folklife experiences visitors might have in the economically depressed four-counties of the Region III SC National Heritage Corridor. These counties bear primary roots to the beginnings and growth of barbecue in South Carolina. This film explores eateries where the cooks heading up the kitchens or barbecue pits have agrarian family roots and were first taught on wood stoves or by the side of heralded barbecue pit-men. They maintain today recipes with ingredients and cooking methods learned at the side of mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles or grandparents in these farming communities. Music by South Carolina roots musicians move the viewer along as they hit the road with filmmaker Stan Woodward and the folklorist from McKissick Museum as they ‘root-out’ these sites. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 5th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2018. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The 2018 CCU & OLLI Film Series continues with the locally produced film Gumption, Grit & Glory: The Battle of Kings Mountain on September 8th at 1:00 PM. Shot on site at Kings Mountain National Historic Park, this locally produced documentary tells how the ‘Over-Mountain Men’, a group of Scots-Irish volunteers from the backcountry of the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee, helped to change the course of the American Revolution. 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 e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of Museum events and programs, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Coastal Carolina University provides opportunities for adult and noncredit students to achieve intellectual stimulation, as well as cultural and social growth. Lifelong Learning courses are designed to meet the needs and interests of mature adults in the local community. Courses are offered during day and evening hours at various locations. For more information about OLLI, visit https://www.coastal.edu/olli/.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The 2018 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Hallowed Ground: Primitive Camp Meetings of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Part I: Cattle Creek and Cypress Camp Meetings. This film explores various primitive religious camp meetings-the earliest founded in the late 1700s by the horseback evangelist, Bishop Francis Asbury, along with African American evangelist, Harry Hosier, who rode with him to conduct “brush arbor” worship services for white planters and their slaves. In the Dorchester County pine forests of South Carolina these camp-meetings have “tents” built and owned by long-standing extended families from their respective communities. The campgrounds are all located within a 20 mile radius of each other near St. George, SC. At five different times each year these camp-meetings draw more than 3,000 congregants from extended families and friends of families nationwide. These congregants stay for a week and are invited to the “tents” of family members, the worship services, and to enjoy the Southern home-cooked meals prepared 3-times-a-day on wood stoves in each tent during the seven days of camp-meeting. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 12th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present a lecture by Donald Kirkpatrick at 1:00 PM on September 15th on vertebrate fossils of the Upper Cretaceous (Age of Dinosaurs) Period in the Pee Dee. Featuring fossils from his own collection, Mr. Kirkpatrick will discuss what areas he looks for fossils in, and the types that can be found in the Pee Dee. The public is invited to bring fossils from their personal collections, share stories of where they found their items and discuss what they may have. Donald Kirkpatrick received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from James Madison University in 1979. During his junior year at JMU he was selected by the Smithsonian Institution to spend his senior year as a Museum Study Appointee to the U.S. National Museum of Natural History. Following his appointment, Kirkpatrick spent two years at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, taking graduate biology courses and researching fossil vertebrates. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Don began teaching for the Marion County School District where he has taught for the last 20+ years. Kirkpatrick is a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Center for Science Education, and the South Carolina Science Council. In addition to these educational associations, he is also a member of the South Carolina Academy of Science, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the Paleontological Research Institution. The program will be held in the McCown Auditorium located in the Horry County Museum at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. For a full list of upcoming programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

  • Venue: L. W. Paul Living History Farm
  • Address: 2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Phone: (843) 365-3596

Experience life on the one-horse family farm from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. Junior Farmers is a free, family friendly program open to children ages 5-10 and focuses on the traditions and workings of an early 1900s farm family. Join us on September 15th from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM to learn about the different types of insects that can be found on farms and whether or not they are helpful to the farm family. Maximum of 15 children, parents must remain with children. To participate, pre-register with Marion Haynes at haynesm@horrycounty.org or 843-915-7861.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The monthly Active Adult Series at the Horry County Museum will continue on September 18th at 1:00 PM with a program on the Carolina Bays. Join us to learn about these mysterious natural features and learn about the types of wildlife that call them home. 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. The program will be held at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This series is free and open to the public, seating will be available. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs and events at the Museum, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The 2018 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Hallowed Ground: Primitive Camp Meetings of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Part II: Saint Paul. This film explores various primitive religious camp meetings-the earliest founded in the late 1700s by the horseback evangelist, Bishop Francis Asbury, along with African American evangelist, Harry Hosier, who rode with him to conduct “brush arbor” worship services for white planters and their slaves. In the Dorchester County pine forests of South Carolina these camp-meetings have “tents” built and owned by long-standing extended families from their respective communities. The campgrounds are all located within a 20 mile radius of each other near St. George, SC. At five different times each year these camp-meetings draw more than 3,000 congregants from extended families and friends of families nationwide. These congregants stay for a week and are invited to the “tents” of family members, the worship services, and to enjoy the Southern home-cooked meals prepared 3-times-a-day on wood stoves in each tent during the seven days of camp-meeting. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 19th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2018. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a program by local author and historian Christopher Boyle on Saturday, September 22nd, on his book The Road to Secession in Antebellum Georgetown and Horry Districts. “The road to secession in antebellum Georgetown and Horry districts was long. Through the use of newspapers and public lectures, local leaders unified their communities against the Second Great Awakening reforms, industrialization, corporate model banks and abolition. The leading statesmen cast a bond of allegiance with the yeoman farmers of the pine forests against slave emancipation and changing economic models to forge Southern Nationalism. Planters and farmers joined forces in the struggle to maintain their agricultural traditions and their sense of identity in a rapidly changing world. Plantation historian Christopher Boyle explores the beginning of a critical era in Horry and Georgetown.” Christopher C. Boyle is a full-time social studies teacher at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a part-time teaching associate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. Upon graduation from Coastal Carolina University with his bachelor’s degree in history, he further studied history at Winthrop University where he graduated in 1996 with his Master of Arts degree in American history. Boyle is the author of Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River. The program will begin at 1:00 pm 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 hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (843) 915-5320

The 2018 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the film Hard to Say Goodbye: The Official Documentary of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. For almost 100 years the Myrtle Beach Pavilion played a beloved role in Myrtle Beach history. From its origins as a meeting place and dance hall to the arrival of famed general manager Earl Husted and its expansion into a world famous amusement park, this official documentary, commissioned by park owner Burroughs & Chapin Company and accomplished in union with Myrtle Beach’s award-winning Stages Video Productions, captures the magic and memories that made the Myrtle Beach Amusement Park a family favorite for generations. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 26th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2018. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.