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Horry County Museum


address  805 Main St.
 Conway, SC  29526
phone (843) 915-5320
www.horrycountymuseum.org

Upcoming Events

Museum Matinee: Rebels & Redcoats - The World Turned Upside Down

Film, History/Science
In this latest installment of the PBS series, the British have enjoyed command of the sea, and with it the ability to move thousands of troops to wherever they are needed. But now an extraordinary naval blunder allows the French fleet to isolate a large British garrison at Yorktown. Surrender is inevitable, giving overall victory to Washington and his French allies. Those who have supported the British, the loyalists, thousands of African Americans and American Indians are left to the mercy of the new state.
film;history;documentary;educational;Military War;Museum;Tour;Free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 1/23/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Hallowed Ground Part I

Education, Film, Religious
This film explores various primitive religious camp meetings. The earliest of them was founded in the late 1700s by the horseback evangelist Bishop Francis Asbury, along with the African-American evangelist Harry Hosier, who rode with him to conduct “brush arbor” worship services for white planters and their slaves. In the Dorchester County pine forests of South Carolina these camp-meetings have “tents” built and owned by long-standing extended families from their respective communities. The campgrounds are all located within a 20 mile radius of each other near St. George, SC. At five different times each year these camp-meetings draw more than 3,000 congregants from extended families and friends of families nationwide. These congregants stay for a week and are invited to the “tents” of family members, the worship services, and to enjoy the Southern home-cooked meals prepared on wood stoves in each tent during the seven days of camp meeting.
film;history;documentary;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 365-3596
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 1/30/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Jail, No Bail

Film, Education, History/Science
On January 31, 1961, black students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC walked into McCrory’s, sat at the lunch counter, and ordered hamburgers and soft drinks. They were denied service and asked to leave. After refusing to leave, the students were arrested for trespassing and processed. This 30 minute program pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the ‘Friendship Nine’ sit-in protest that inspired the Jail, No Bail Movement, a strategy that turned the tables on the establishment and reinvigorated the National Civil Rights Movement.
film;history;documentary;educational;museum;tour;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 2/6/19 at 1pm-2pm 

2019 Waccamaw Conference

Museum, Green/Environmental, Conference
Learn about the important connections between our coastal communities and the land, rivers, and ocean. The Waccamaw Conference is an opportunity to increase community involvement in the protection and appreciation of rivers and coasts. This year’s theme is "The Journey of Trash: Pollution to Solution," highlighting common sources and impacts of trash in waterways throughout the Winyah Bay Watershed and what you can do to help. Understanding the journey of trash from land-based sources all the way to the ocean helps communities better protect our local waterways to ensure fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for our future.The 2019 Conference will feature presentations, interactive exhibits, and a student poster contest. Our speaker this year is Dr. Stefanie Whitmire of the Clemson Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science. Dr. Whitmire will discuss her research on microplastics on the South Carolina coast in her talk. A panel discussion, “Let’s Get Trashy: Discussing the Journey of Trash with the Experts,” will feature local professionals in the field of ecology.
Discussion;Presentations;Exhibits;Contest;Museum;Tour;All Ages;Free
Event Info: (843) 365-3596
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 2/9/19 at 1pm-4pm 

Junior Curators at the Museum

Museum, Nature, Animals
This program is open to children ages 5 and older and will teach children about local owls and give them the opportunity to dissect barn owl pellets. Adults must remain with children. To participate, sign up with Marion Haynes at haynesm@horrycounty.org or call 843-915-7861.
Museum;kid fun;tradition;living history;local owls;curator;tour;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: 5 and over
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 2/9/19 at 9am-10am 

Museum Matinee: Hallowed Ground - St. Paul Camp Meetings

Film, Education, History/Science
The 2019 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Hallowed Ground: Primitive Camp Meetings of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Part II: Saint Paul. This film explores various primitive religious camp meetings-the earliest founded in the late 1700s by the horseback evangelist, Bishop Francis Asbury, along with African American evangelist, Harry Hosier, who rode with him to conduct “brush arbor” worship services for white planters and their slaves. In the Dorchester County pine forests of South Carolina these camp-meetings have “tents” built and owned by long-standing extended families from their respective communities. The campgrounds are all located within a 20 mile radius of each other near St. George, SC. At five different times each year these camp-meetings draw more than 3,000 congregants from extended families and friends of families nationwide. These congregants stay for a week and are invited to the “tents” of family members, the worship services, and to enjoy the Southern home-cooked meals prepared 3-times-a-day on wood stoves in each tent during the seven days of camp-meeting. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 13th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2019. 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.
film;history;documentary;educational;St. Paul;Camp Meetings;Museum;Tour;Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 2/13/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Frank Hubbell: The Inside Story of the Outhouse

History, Education, Museum, Tour, Talks/Lectures
Since 1992, Frank Hubbell has travelled throughout Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, sharing his collection of outhouse photographs and memorabilia. The program includes a brief reading from Charles “Chic” Sales’ 1929 humor book, The Specialist, which provides the fine points of putting up a proper “necessary house.” Hubbell will also share a collection of slides, inherited from his father, who in his retirement traveled around the country on two lane roads and photographed any outhouse he could find. The audience will be encouraged to share their outhouse stories and can also view a display of miniatures and other memorabilia provided by Mr. Hubbell. In the McCown Auditorium.
lecture;history;educational;architecture;outhouse;museum;tour;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 2/16/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Active Adult Series: Historic African-American Sites

Living History, Education, Museum, Tour, Community Event, History/Science
The monthly Active Adult Series at the Horry County Museum will continue on February 19th at 1:00 PM with a program on historic African American sites in Horry County. Join us as we discuss important locations associated with African American heritage, from Atlantic Beach, to Rosenwald and colored schools, and historic churches. The Active Adult Series is held the third Tuesday of each month and is perfect for new residents to the area, or lifetime locals who want to learn more about the place that they call home.
lecture;discussion;history;educational;community;museum;living history;tour;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Tue 2/19/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Matinee Museum: The Education of Harvey Gantt

Film, Education, History/Science
South Carolina fought the desegregation of its schools longer than any other state, even after the passage of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. But a determined effort to enforce Brown, spearheaded by the NAACP, prevailed, and in January 1963 the Fourth Circuit Court ordered Clemson College to admit Harvey Gantt, a young African-American man from Charleston.
film;history;documentary;educational;Harvey Gantt;Museum;Free
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 • Wed 2/20/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Junior Curators at the Museum

Gullah Tradition, History, Rag Quilt, Museum, Tour, Kid Fun
Junior Curators continues at the Horry County Museum on Saturday, February 23rd from 9 AM-10 AM. This free, family friendly, program is open to children ages 5 and older and will teach children the history and natural history of Horry County through hands on activities. In this session, children will learn about Gullah history and how rag quilts were made from cloth strips. Participants will make a small token in the same style that they can take home. Parents must remain with children. To participate, sign up with Marion Haynes at haynesm@horrycounty.org or call 843-915-7861.
family friendly;kid fun;tradition;living history;Museum;tour;Gullah;rag quilt
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: 5 and over
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 2/23/19 at 9am-10am 

Museum Matinee: Charlie's Place

Film, Education, History/Science
This film tells the story of an African American nightclub owned by Charlie Fitzgerald in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Despite the fact that much of the South was segregated during the time, both blacks and whites were welcome at the club. This drew unwanted attention from groups like the KKK, which attacked Charlie’s Place one night in 1950.
film;history;documentary;educational;Charlie's Place;segregation;Museum;Free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 2/27/19 at 1pm-2pm