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August 2021

More than a Treasure Chest: SC’s Underwater Archaeology Program

August 28 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by James Spirek on South Carolina’s Underwater Archaeology Program on Saturday, August 28th at 1:00 PM. A variety of sunken watercraft comprised of prehistoric and historic canoes, sailing vessels, warships, and blockade runners, among other types of archaeological sites provide testimony…

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September 2021

Gullah Roots

September 1 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film Gullah Roots.
This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, explores South Carolina’s ties with West Africa, educating viewers about Gullah heritage, including spiritual, musical and artistic traditions. A sequel to SCETV’s 1990 documentary Family Across the Sea, this film was produced by Betsy Newman and Xavier Blake, and directed, written and edited by Newman. The film aims to raise awareness about the Gullah Geechee community and its ties to West Africa. It also examines the challenges many in that community face today and the progress they have made since the first homecoming to Sierra Leone over 30 years ago.

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Closed County Holiday

September 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film Steel Roads, Iron Men.

September 8 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film Steel Roads, Iron Men.
This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, takes viewers on a nostalgic journey through railroading in South Carolina. From the early days when the giant locomotives were steam driven, to the modern world of diesel powered trains, hear railroading stories from the men who drove the spikes, or manned the engines from the early 1940s to the present.
The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 8th, 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 hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.

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Junior Programs back at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Short Cut Rd
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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Families are invited to join us for a special event Saturday, September 11th from 9 AM-12 PM at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm! We’re celebrating the new school year and the start of our Junior Programs with a variety of children’s activities! Visit a variety of outdoor stations featuring Native American history, local wildlife, make your own ice cream and more!
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 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 843-915-5321 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.

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The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with an installment of the South Carolina Hall of Fame Film Series produced by SCETV, featuring inductees from the Late 20th Century.

September 15 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with an installment of the South Carolina Hall of Fame Film Series produced by SCETV, featuring inductees from the Late 20th Century.
Established in 1973, The South Carolina Hall of Fame, located in Myrtle Beach, inducts one deceased and one contemporary honoree each year. It is by law the “official” Hall of Fame for South Carolina. There are nearly 100 members of the South Carolina Hall of Fame, each of whom has made outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s heritage, history, and progress.
Biographies of late 20th century inductees include Cardinal Bernardin, Jasper Johns, Ernest Finney, Richard Riley, Charles Duke, Ronald McNair, and Charles Bolden.

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Junior Farmers at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Short Cut Rd
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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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 per session to help ensure social distancing. On September 18th we’ll learn about the different types of plants that Native Americans commonly used for traditional healing. Children will learn what the plants were used for and will make a reference notebook using stamps of various plants.
For information about available times and to register, contact Marian Calder at 843-915-7861 or email calder.marian@horrycounty.org.

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Horry County Museum Lecture Series: Agrarian Folklore & Folk Remedies

September 18 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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Rural farming communities have long been places with people who lived and worked closely with the land for their daily survival. Folklore springs from this in ways such as knowing if the ‘signs’ are right for certain crops or other farm activities, a concept that drives much of the information in the widely used Farmer’s Almanac to this day. Agrarian communities were also often distant from doctors, or couldn’t afford to see one regularly. This encouraged folk remedies using mostly ingredients you could find on the average farm, as well as community Faith Healers. Join us on September 18th at 1 pm to learn more about local agrarian folklore and folk remedies with Horry County Museum Technical Assistant Abigail Geedy.

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