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Horry County Museum


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

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Museum Matinee: Hard to Say Goodbye - Myrtle Beach Pavilion

Film, history, documentary, educational, tour, Museum, Auto Show
or almost 100 years the Myrtle Beach Pavilion played a beloved role in Myrtle Beach history. From its origins as a meeting place and dance hall to the arrival of famed general manager Earl Husted and its expansion into a world famous amusement park, this official documentary, commissioned by park owner Burroughs & Chapin Company and accomplished in union with Myrtle Beach’s award-winning Stages Video Productions, captures the magic and memories that made the Myrtle Beach Amusement Park a family favorite for generations.
film;history;documentary;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 9/26/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Transforming the Grand Strand: Hurricane Hazel

For the Family, Education, Film
Locally produced by Stages Video, this film reconstructs the devastating impact of Hurricane Hazel on Myrtle Beach and Horry County through interviews with survivors, archival photographs and film footage.
film;history;documentary;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 10/3/18 at 1pm-2pm 

American Odyssey: The Voyage of Christopher Columbus

Film, History/Science, Museum
Produced and narrated by historian Rod Gragg, this locally produced film chronicles the life of Christopher Columbus and his historic voyage to America. This documentary was sponsored by Goldfinch Funeral Services, Coastal Carolina University, HTC and Joseph Sanders Dentistry of Conway.
Film;Museum;History;Free;Columbus;Documentary
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 10/10/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Shannon Copes: Pee Dee Land Trust

Green/Environmental, Talks/Lectures, History/Science
This free program will highlight the work that the Land Trust has done in the Pee Dee Watershed, an area which covers nine counties. Copes will also speak about what the Pee Dee Land Trust does to promote its mission to conserve and promote an appreciation of the natural, agricultural and historical resources of the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina, and how Conservation Easements work to protect special places in our area. Copes if the Director of Education and Outreach for Pee Dee Land Trust. The program will begin at 1 pm in the McCown Auditorium.
lecture;pee dee region;history;documentary;educational;free;land
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 10/13/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Active Adult Series: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Education, General, For the Family, Living History, Social Event, Tour
Join us to hear the stories behind various photographs from the Museum’s collection. 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;tour;history;documentary;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Tue 10/16/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Ghosts & Legends Vol. I

Film, For the Family, Education
This 30 minute film tracks the legends and lore from South Carolina’s past in a haunting journey from the Old Exchange Dungeon in Charleston to the Abbeville Opera House in the Upstate. Search for the Lands End Ghost that walks the Carolina coast and maybe the most famous of all, the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp.
film;history;documentary;educational;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 10/17/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Tom Poland: South Carolina Country Roads

For the Family, Living History, Talks/Lectures
Author Tom Poland will talk about his book, "South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms." Poland’s work has appeared in magazines throughout the South. Among his recent books are "Classic Carolina Road Trips from Columbia;" "Georgialina, A Southland, As We Knew It," and "Reflections of South Carolina Vol. II." Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk Life Drama, staged his play, "Solid Ground." He writes a weekly column for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina about the South, its people, traditions, lifestyle and changing culture and speaks to groups across South Carolina and Georgia. Tom grew up in Lincoln County, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, where he writes about “Georgialina,” his name for eastern Georgia and South Carolina. In the McCown Auditorium.
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 • Sat 10/20/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Ghosts & Legends Vol. II

Film, Education, For the Family
Ghosts & Legends Vol. II., is part of the Carolina Stories Series produced by SCETV. This 30 minute film takes a spine-tingling look at the Palmetto State’s ghosts, legends and other chilling mysteries. From the scenic Upstate to the moss-canopied streets of the Coast, ETV goes on hair-raising jaunts through cemeteries, a college bell tower, a haunted railroad, and other fascinating sites, uncovering the stories that have captivated listeners for decades.”
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 10/24/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Ghosts & Legends Vol. III

Education, Film, For the Family
The 2018 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Ghosts & Legends Vol. III., part of the Carolina Stories Series produced by SCETV. This 30 minute film explores two famous ghosts with roots on Pawley’s Island, “The Gray Man” and “Alice of the Hermitage.” The program also investigates “Bubba the Ghost” at the South Carolina State Museum and the ghosts of the University of South Carolina’s Longstreet Theatre. The Carolina Stories crew travels to Charleston to unearth tales of buried treasure and other legendary pirate stories.”
film;history;documentary;educational;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 10/31/18 at 1pm-2pm