The Horry County Museum and AVX Foundation present a lecture and book signing for the new publication, Images of America: North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, June 19th at 1:00 PM. Books are available for purchase in the Museum lobby at the front desk and the Farm gift shop.
In 1968, the family-based Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent, and Windy Hill Beaches were consolidated into one municipality, gaining a stronger presence with a new name of North Myrtle Beach. Looking back at North Myrtle Beach’s underpinnings, Roberts Pavilion (later renamed OD Pavilion), Fat Harold’s, and The Pad led the Carolina Shag dancing phenomenon for which Ocean Drive is famous. When Hurricane Hazel struck in 1954, vintage cottages and early guest hotels were replaced by Mid-Century Modern motels with a fresh vibe. North Myrtle Beach’s vintage pavilions and fishing piers create a family atmosphere that draws repeat vacationers each year. Its unusually wide strand and excellent fishing have made South Carolina’s northern coastline a vacation destination for over a century.
With a background in journalism and archaeology, author Susan Hoffer McMillan enjoys delving into history. This is her seventh Arcadia Publishing title chronicling the coastal South Carolina area where she has resided for five decades and visited frequently in her youth. Having shared over 1,500 vintage images and their stories through Arcadia titles, McMillan chose images for this book from her lifetime collection.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.