The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series begins with War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator. This film tells the story of three American pilots who flew with the Royal Air Force during World War I. The film chronicles the exploits of John Grider, Elliott White Springs, and Larry Callahan, all known as the “Three Musketeers”. War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator was originally published after World War I and became a bestseller. It was assumed that the diary was written and kept by Grider, the only member of the trio to be killed in action. However, it was later discovered in 1959 that Springs, who later became president of Spring Cotton Mills, Inc. and founder of Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC, wrote and published the work in memory of his friend and other pilots who had died in the war.Find out more »
Have you ever wondered how laundry was done before modern washing machines? Visit the L.W. Paul Living History Farm to try your hand at doing laundry the old fashioned way on December 29th from 9 AM until 12 PM and see how clothes would have been cleaned using a scrub board and…Find out more »
The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Southern Stews: A Taste of the South. The traditions of cooking communal stews in huge black iron pots stirred with wooden paddles have long been a way of Southern gatherings-whether at hunt clubs, church or family reunions, during holidays, or special events…Find out more »
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 5 children per session to help ensure social distancing. On January 9th, children will learn about the varieties of fruit trees that grow in our region and can help plant different trees at the Farm! For information about available times and to register, contact Marian Calder at 843-915-7861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.Find out more »
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Chasing the Swamp Fox. This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, details Francis Marion’s partisan campaigns during the American Revolution in South Carolina and paints a mosaic of what life was like in those years and how Marion’s participation led to the birth of modern day guerilla warfare as well as the liberation of our country. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 13th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2021. 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 email@example.com.Find out more »
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Barbecue & 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’s 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 moves the viewer along as they hit the road with filmmaker Stan Woodward and the folklorist from McKissick Museum as they ‘root-out’ these sites.Find out more »
Join us on January 23rd between 9 AM and 12 PM at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm to celebrate the pig! Winter was the time of year for curing pork on the farm and a season when the family was dependent on home preserved foods during the cold winter months.
Demonstrations by our staff and volunteers will include the carving and preparation of pork, salting and curing in the smokehouse, making headcheese, making sausage, preparing lard, making lye soap, cooking on a wood burning stove, and more! The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is located at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, South Carolina.Find out more »