Experience life on the “one horse farm” in Horry County from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. On Thursday, March 2nd, staff will show how shad fish, including the roe, was cleaned and fried.
White shad is a fish the runs, or migrates, from saltwater into freshwater during certain times of year for spawning. The harvest of the fish is regulated by the South Carolina Wildlife Department with March being a central time of year for that harvest. During the first half of the 20th century, many local small farmers would catch these fish for their own food. Visitors to the farm are invited to view the process of cleaning and cooking these seasonal fish from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
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, contact the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of programs and events at the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.