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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: Waves of Change

Film, Museum, History/Science
This film follows almost a century in the history, development, and people of the sleepy beach village that became a national tourist destination. It also explores some of the major setbacks to development as well as the forces and people that propelled its growth.
film;documentary;educational;museum;history;folklife;tour;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All Ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 7/18/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Rebels & Redcoats: The War Moves South

Film, Museum, History/Science
The British open a new front in the southern colonies. They win a series of victories against American and French forces, and find a new army of recruits amongst former slaves. Thousands of African Americans join the British in the expectation of freedom. The war in the south is an untold story, the stuff of nightmares. It becomes a savage war of partisans, border raids and guerilla style skirmishing.
Film;Documentary;history;War;educational;museum;free;tour
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All Ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 7/25/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Randy Webster: Disaster Preparedness: Have a Plan-Make it Personal

Free, Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental, Community Event, History/Science
Randy Webster will talk about hurricane preparedness and what it means to you. Webster is the Emergency Management Director for Horry County Government. He has 35 years of experience in Emergency Management, EMS and Fire service fields. He began his career with Horry County in 1989 just before Hurricane Hugo hit the east coast. In 2016, Webster was named EMD Director of the Year during the annual South Carolina Emergency Management Association Workshop. He has presented at conferences regionally and nationally and has served on many boards and committees throughout the state.
Lecture;Education;Disaster Preparedness;folklife;living history;free;museum;tour
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 7/28/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: South Carolina Hall of Fame Inductees from the Revolutionary War Era

film, Museum
Established in 1973, The South Carolina Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach inducts one deceased and one contemporary honoree each year. There are nearly 100 members of the South Carolina Hall of Fame, each of whom has made outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s heritage, history, and progress. Biographies of Revolutionary War Era inductees include William Moultrie, Francis Marion, Thomas Sumter, Andrew Pickens, Peter Horry, William Jasper, Pierce Butler, Charles Pinckney, C.C. Pinkney, and John Rutledge.
Film;Matinee;Museum;History;Hall of Fame;Free;All ages;Folk
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 8/1/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Chasing the Swamp Fox

Film, History/Science, Museum
This film details Francis Marion’s partisan campaigns during the American Revolution in South Carolina. It paints a mosaic of life in those years and how Marion’s participation led to the birth of modern-day guerilla warfare in addition to the liberation of our country.
film;matinee;educational;documentary;folk;free;tour;museum;galleries
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 8/8/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Season of Valor: The Battle of the Bulge

History, Museum, Film
Shot in Belgium, this film chronicles the story of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, fought in December of 1944, where American forces repulsed a massive, counterattack by the German army in Belgium’s Ardennes region. Produced by historian Rod Gragg, the film features on-camera commentary by South Carolina veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and historic archival footage from World War II, including film footage captured from the German army during the battle.
Museum;History;Film;Documentary;Free;Military;WWII;World War II
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 8/11/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Gumption, Grits & Glory: The Battle of Kings Mountain

Film, Living History, Museum
Shot at Kings Mountain National Historic Park, this locally produced documentary tells how the ‘Over-Mountain Men,’ a group of Scots-Irish volunteers from the backcountry of the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee, helped to change the course of the American Revolution.
ffilm;history;documentary;educational;free;museum;galleries
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 8/15/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Robin Salmon: Mysterious Atalaya & the Marvelous Huntingtons

Lecture, Book Signing, History, Museum, Gardening
The author and curator Robin Salmon will give a talk on her new book "Brookgreen Gardens: Atalaya." In the book, explores the reasons that Archer & Anna Hyatt Huntington came to the area to purchase property in 1930, along with the design and history of the winter home that they built on the seashore of what became Brookgreen Gardens. It documents the story of Atalaya with photographs from the Brookgreen Gardens Archives and other sources. Ms. Salmon will be available to sign copies of her book after the lecture. A native South Carolinian, she has been on the staff of Brookgreen Gardens since 1975.
lecture;book signing;history;educational;free;tour;museum;galleries
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 8/18/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Active Adult Series: Local Fossils

lecture, Education, history, fossils, free, tour, museum, galleries
Meet fossil expert Don Kirkpatrick to learn about some of the prehistoric vertebrates that lived in our area and participate in a “dig” to see what fossils you can find. 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;educational;adult series;history;fossils;free;tour;museum;galleries
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Tue 8/21/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Charlie's Place

Film, History/Science, Museum
This film tells the story of an African American nightclub owned by Charlie Fitzgerald in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Although much of the South was segregated during the time, both blacks and whites were welcome at club. This drew unwanted attention from groups like the KKK, who attacked Charlie’s Place one night in 1950.
film;history;documentary;educational;free;tour;museum;galleries
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 8/22/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Lee Brockington: Images of Pawleys Island

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures, Museum
Lee Brockington will give a talk about and sign copies of her new book, "Images of Pawleys Island." The book is a collaboration between Lee Brockington and Steve Roberts, NY Times columnist and George Washington University professor. Lee, a historian, editor and author, will lecture on the history, changes and mystique of "the blessed isle," once the summer playground of plantation owners, then a well-known retreat for generations of families. In the McCown Auditorium.
Book Signing;Lecture;education;history;free;tour;museum;galleries
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 8/25/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: The Education of Harvey Gantt

Film, History, Museum
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;free;tour;museum;galleries
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Tue 8/28/18 at 1pm-2pm