The 2022 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with The Last Auction, part of the Carolina Stories Series from ETV. For more than 100 years Mullins was the major tobacco market for South Carolina. Since 1997, the tobacco allotment has been cut in half, textile manufacturers have moved away and Mullins, a town of 5,000 has lost more than 1,200 jobs. Although The Last Auction is the story of a small South Carolina town, the issues it explores: agricultural mechanization, rural unemployment, exodus of youth from small towns, and loss of manufacturing jobs, are of national significance.
The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 3rd, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.
The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2022. For a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.