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Horry County Museum


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

Upcoming Events

Active Adult Series: Horry County Communities

Class/Workshop, Community Event, History/Science, Museum
Learn a little more about the different communities and towns that make up the largest county in South Carolina. The Active Adult Series s 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;participation;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Tue 8/20/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Waves of Change: The Story of Myrtle Beach, SC

Film, History, Museum
This fiilm follows almost a century in the history, development, and people of the sleepy beach village that became a national tourist destination.
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 8/21/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Junior Curators at the Museum

Children, Education, Community Event, Museum, History/Science
This program teaches children the history and natural history of Horry County through hands-on activities. In this session, children will learn about hurricanes and the impact they’ve had on our area. Children are also invited to come and record their experiences with recent storms. 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;hurricanes;educational
Event Info: (843) 365-3596
Ages: 5-10 years, overseen by a responsible adult.
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 8/24/19 at 9am-10am 

Museum Matinee: Incident at Mars Bluff

Film, Education, For the Family, History, Museum
This 30 minute film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, explores how the world’s most technologically advanced air power came to drop a three-ton nuclear device on a small town in South Carolina. Interviews with the surviving members of the Gregg family will reveal how the incident affected them then and to this day. Additional interviews with surviving crewmembers, Air Force personnel, Mars Bluff residents and Cold War historians will shed light on the incident and provide local, national and international perspectives to the world’s first nuclear blunder.
film;history;documentary;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
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 • Wed 8/28/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: South Carolinians in WWII: A Path to Victory

Film, Museum, History/Science
This episode of the documentary series follows our veterans from the beaches of Normandy through the hedgerows of France, continues through to Operation Market Garden and the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. Additional sections include stories from veterans who served under General George S. Patton and moments of rest and relaxation during the war.
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 9/4/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Lee Brockington: Women of the Waccamaw

Lecture, Museum, History/Science
The local author and historian Lee Brockington will give an overview of female leaders of the Waccamaw River region who built community, pioneered in agriculture and preserved thousands of acres in perpetuity. With a spotlight on about ten women, Brockington shares the surprising contributions of "the gentler sex.” Lee Gordon Brockington is a historian and educator on the Waccamaw Neck and is Senior Interpreter at Hobcaw Barony. She is editor of "Pawleys Island: Stories from the Porch," a collection of oral histories, and author of "Plantation Between the Waters: A Brief History of Hobcaw Barony" and "Images of Pawleys Island."
lecture;wacammaw;history;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 9/7/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: South Carolinians in WWII: Liberation

Film, Community, History/Science, Museum
This episode follows our veterans past the Battle of the Bulge and through the Siegfried Line as they battle their way into Germany to discover the horror of concentration camps. Combining first person accounts of the holocaust survivors and veterans, a distinct picture is drawn of the inhumanity that the Nazi command structure forced upon those they deemed undesirable. The stories are graphic and heartbreaking but tell a vivid story of heroism and the will to survive when surrounded by the horrors of war.
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 9/11/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Lesta Sue Hardee: Legendary Locals of Myrtle Beach

Lecture, History, Museum
The local author Lesta Sue Hardee will talk about her book, "Legendary Locals of Myrtle Beach." Simeon B. Chapin was an entrepreneur and visionary who, along with Franklin G. Burroughs, helped create the foundation of what is Myrtle Beach today. B.B. Benfield built and opened the area’s first movie theater, and Lawrence Boulier was a landscape artist and founder of the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild. Earl Husted brought the first amusement park rides to this area, and Anthony James left after high school to make a name for himself as the first widely known actor from the Myrtle Beach area. Some of these names may be unfamiliar, but each of these legendary locals, in his or her own way, has helped make Myrtle Beach the historical hometown and vacationers’ paradise that it is today. Hardee, a Myrtle Beach native, preserves the history of Myrtle Beach through oral history interviews and the archiving of materials that she comes across at work and during her personal genealogy and local research.
lecture;film;history;discussion;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Sat 9/14/19 at 1am-2am 

Active Adult Series: What’s in a Name?

Lecture, Community Event, History/Science, Museum
Explore the stories behind the sometimes unusual names of some familiar and unfamiliar places in Horry County.
lecture;community;history;discussion;educational;free
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Tue 9/17/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Backstage Pass

History/Science, Film
This hour long film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, goes behind the scenes of some of the biggest shows in Myrtle Beach, giving a glimpse into the theatrical production process at places such as Legends in Concert, The Carolina Opry, The Palace Theatre, the Alabama Theatre and Medieval Times.
film;movie;matinee;history;museum;theatrical;art;
Event Info: (843) 915-5320
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org
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 • Wed 9/18/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Museum Matinee: Hard to Say Goodbye: Myrtle Beach Pavilion

Film, Museum, History/Science
For 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
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 • Wed 9/25/19 at 1pm-2pm