Join us for free 30 minute Saturday activities at the Farm! Parents can sign children up for a half hour session between 9 AM-11 AM. Group sizes will be limited to help ensure social distancing. On November 5th children will decorate quilt squares to be used for local Quilts of Valor quilts.
For information about available times and to register, contact Marian Calder at 843-915-7861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Available sessions are 9, 9:30, 10 or 10:30, please specify which session you would like upon registering.
The L.W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM-4 PM and is located at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway, SC 29526.
The public is invited to view a special Quilts of Valor presentation at the Horry County Museum. Quilts made especially for local veterans will be presented on Saturday, November 5th at 1 PM.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is to cover all service members and veterans, touched by war, with a comforting and healing quilt. In 2003, Catherine Roberts, the founder of the QOVF, had a son deployed to Iraq. She struggled with how to stay busy and keep her mind busy while he was in harm’s way. One night, she had a dream where she saw a man sitting on the side of a bed, shaking. In her dream, a quilt was placed around his shoulders and he seemed to be comforted. As a nurse and quilter, Roberts then decided she would make and send quilts to Kandahar. Each stretcher that had a wounded veteran got a red, white and blue quilt placed on their stretcher. Since 2003, the foundation, now a national organization, has awarded over 300,000 quilts to veterans.
To nominate a veteran for a Quilt of Valor, visit www.qovf.org.
This program is free and open to the public. To view a full list of programs at the Museum, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.