Horry County Museum Membership

Memberships are now available for the Horry County Museum. Benefits include exhibit previews and behind the scenes tours, discounts in the Museum Gift Shop, and free admission to Museum sponsored events including the Annual Quilt Gala. Members will also receive the benefit of reciprocity with other museums through the Southeastern Museum Reciprocal Membership Program.

Benefits of Museum Membership

Member’s only exhibit previews

Behind the scenes tours

Special discounts on select items in Museum Gift Shop

Advanced sign up for Museum programs

Member’s Newsletter

Free Admission to the Annual Quilt Gala and other Museum sponsored events

Member’s only receptions and programs

Reduced rental rates on McCown Auditorium

Reduced rental rates on L.W. Paul Living History Farm Church

Window decal

Participation in the Southeastern Reciprocity Museum Program

Museum Members programs will include the following along with many other topics. Please visit the Museum's event page for up to date members programs or call 843-915-5320 for more information.

Biscuits and Butter:

Members will gather at the Farm House to try their hand at making butter and baking biscuits in the old wood stove. Space is limited.

Grits and Gravy:

Members are invited to join Museum staff at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm to witness corn become grits. The day’s activity will include shelling corn, grinding it in the mill, sifting it into grits and meal, and cooking it on the wood stove.

Fossils with Don:

Members will be invited to participate hands on with Museum Fossil Expert Don Kirkpatrick in our fossil recovery project. Members will experience the process of dissolving limestone to reveal hidden fossils and spend some time with Don viewing the remaining sediment through the microscope to discover ancient fish fossils. Very Limited Space.

Behind the Scenes Curator Series:

The Behind the Scenes Curator Series will welcome members into the Museum Collections. This series will include special inside looks at quilts, Native American artifacts, tools, costumes, and domestic artifacts to name a few. The sessions will last around an hour and each session will specifically focus on a theme of the day. Members will get to have a close look at artifacts in the collection, learn about them, and ask questions.

Historic Architecture 101: The Burroughs School:

Members will discuss and or tour Historic buildings with Horry County Board of Architecture Review Director, Mary Catherine Hyman. The session will focus on the architectural elements present in the building, discuss the additions and changes that were made to the building, review historic pictures of the building, and discuss the preservation of the building.

Seasonal Hands on Farm Activities:

Throughout the year, members will be invited to join Farm Site Manager, Wayne Skipper, for seasonal activities at the Farm including syrup making, pickling and canning, plowing, and gardening.


Members will be invited to spend some time in the blacksmith shop with Walter Hill and learn a little about basic blacksmithing. Space is limited.

Meet the Speaker:

Many of our Saturday afternoon speakers will schedule time for a special meet and greet prior to their presentation. Members will be invited to meet the speakers for a brief introduction before the program. Speakers, dates and times, will be set in the near future.

Hitting the Road:

Fieldtrips to local and regional historic sights and Museums.

Museum members only new Exhibit previews and receptions.

Keep your ear to the ground! More members only events and details regarding these programs listed above will be provided through the Members Only newsletter. Join today!