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    Bailey Frye wrings the laundry dry

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    Bill Paul checks the tater bank

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    Community buildings

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    Cured hams in the smokehouse

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    Daisy the milk cow

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    Derek Frye cuts hay with Nell and Bell

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    Derek Frye pulls drag with Minnie

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    Elkin Grate shells corn

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    Farm Buddy pulls peanuts

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    Farm garden and tobacco barn

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    Farm garden

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    Farm pigs

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    Farm scene

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    Farm Smoke House and plows

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    Gaye Williams demonstrates spinning

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    Gristmill

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    Hands of tied tobacco

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    Heyward Kennedy cooks cane syrup

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    Heyward Kennedy, Janie and Ashley Skipper string tobacco

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    Interior of the Farm House

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    Kate Hill daubs mud into crack in the log tobacco barn

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    Laying hen

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    Minnie plows collards

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    Nell and Bell help out on the farm

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    Pickin' off peanuts

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    Stick of green strung tobacco

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    Students tie sheaves of wheat

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    Susan Githens and Bailey Frye make butter

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    Tobacco Barn

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    Visitors pump water

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    Visitors shell corn for livestock feed

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    Volunteers daubing log tobacco barn

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    Volunteers gather tobacco

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    Volunteers hand and string green tobacco

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    Volunteers mix mud to daub crack in barn

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    Volunteers pull peanuts

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    Volunteers tie sheaves from cut wheat

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    Walter Hill and Minnie drag tobacco

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    Walter Hill drills peas with Minnie & John

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    Walter Hill forges hardware

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    Walter Hill uses the disc harrow with Nell and Bell

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    Wayne Skipper and Minnie plow collards

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    Wayne Skipper and Minnie plow

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    Wayne Skipper and Minnie skid logs for firewood

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    Wayne Skipper cuts wheat with a grain cradle

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    Wayne Skipper rakes hay with Minnie

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    Wayne Skipper rakes wheat with Minnie

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    Wayne Skipper tells students about wheat

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    Wood stove

The L.W. Paul Living History Farm:
Experience what life was like on the "One Horse Family Farm" in Horry County from 1900-1955

Larry Paul, a local businessman with a rich farming heritage in Horry County, offered to fund the construction of a family farm to depict farm and domestic life in Horry County from 1900-1955. Mr. Paul's vision was to provide Horry County and the museum with a facility to educate future generations about life in Horry County during the first half of the twentieth century. In 2006, Horry County Council designated 17 acres of land for use by the Horry County Museum as the L. W. Paul Living History Farm.

Visitors to the Farm will have the opportunity to sample the everyday life of an Horry County farm family living during this era. Guests on this working farm will be able to observe and participate in activities that would have been commonplace on traditional family farms. Plowing with mules, making lye soap, grinding grits, blacksmithing, curing meat, preserving vegetables, milking cows, and harvesting crops are only a few hands on activities the Farm plans to offer.

Events at the Farm change with the seasons so check in on us throughout the year to see what's happening here. As the farm year progresses events and demonstrations change to interpret the activities that take place on the Farm annually.

Here's how you can get involved.

The Museum encourages everyone to get involved, especially during the developmental stage of the Farm. Volunteers are needed to cultivate the farm garden, assist with children's programs, maintain the site, and even document oral histories about farm life in Horry County.

Volunteers are invited to join the Friends of the Horry County Museum. Please stop by the Museum at 438 Main St. in Conway, SC to fill out an application or call the Museum at: (843) 915-5320.

Mission:

The L.W. Paul Living History Farm was established with the mission to preserve and protect the materials and objects relating to the history and culture of the Horry County farm family in the period of 1900-1955 and to teach the history of the Horry County farm family through interpretative displays in a working traditional farm setting.

Farm Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 to 4:00
Located: 2279 Harris Shortcut Rd, the corner of Harris Short Cut Rd. and Hwy 701 N. in Conway, SC.

If your group would like to book a special tour that is not during one of our regularly scheduled hours please contact the Farm for details and planning. (843) 365-3596 (Closed on Government Holidays)

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Museum open to the public: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm | Free Admission
Horry County Museum
| 805 Main Street | Conway, SC 29526 | view map

Please can contact the Museum if you have any questions or concerns regarding this site:
Call: 843-915-5320    
|     Fax: 843-915-6320     |     E-Mail: HCGmuseum@horrycounty.org