Sea turtles will fill the big picture for an evening at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum.
During the “Picture This: Sea Turtles” program, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, three special guests will cover the journeys these reptiles have, from females returning to the Atlantic shore solely to lay eggs, and rescue systems in place to help stranded and injured turtles recover to pick up their place in the circle of marine life.
The presentation is part of “Sea Turtles: Captured in Art and Photography” exhibit, continuing through Saturday at the museum, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. The museum also will expand its hours to seven days a week as of June 30, when the “ToyTime” exhibit opens.
Besides Julie Bostian, photographer and owner of Splash Studio, who will speak Wednesday about her artworks that focus on documenting sea turtle hatchlings and inventories in the North Myrtle Beach area, the S.C. Aquarium in Charleston will send two representatives for “Picture This”: Kelly Thorvalson, its Sea Turtle Rescue Program manager, outlining the hospital program, and Samantha Mills, development officer, sharing expansion plans for the turtle hospital.
Thorvalson, a mother of two and also known as “the turtle lady,” grew up in Georgetown from second grade and later found the reptiles tugging at her heart.