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Christine Vernon: Pirate Legends Along the South Carolina Coast

September 21 @ 1:00 pm

The Horry County Museum and the Athenaeum Press at CCU present a program by ‘The Pirate Lady’, Christine Vernon, on Saturday, September 21st.

Vernon will share the history and legends of pirates along the South Carolina coast during the Golden Age of Piracy from 1670-1720. Join us for stories of well-known pirates like Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Anne Bonny, Mary Read and our local legendary favorite, Drunken Jack.

Christine Vernon was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA where she studied both fine art and theater. She moved to Murrells Inlet, SC in 2005 where she began studying the local history and legends of the Carolina Coast, specifically the South Strand area. With this knowledge, in 2015, she created Miss Chris’ Inlet Walking Tour. Christine invites the public to walk along with her on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk as she regales the tales of ghosts, pirates as well as local history and conservation efforts on the Inlet.

In addition to her tours, Christine lectures for the CCU OLLI program as well as various social groups, clubs and area schools. Christine is also a full-time artist creating artwork at her home studio in Murrells Inlet.

The program will begin at 1:00 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway S.C. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.


September 21
1:00 pm