The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm, a part of the museum, have many events going on that will entertain and educate. And as always, they are free.
At the L.W. Paul Living History Farm on June 17, you can enjoy some “good ole music” with a demonstration focusing on the fiddle and the banjo, two of the most popular rural area instruments. You can learn how these instruments have changed in playing style and how they are tuned
There will be a banjo and a fiddle onsite that were owned and played by Horry County Citizens.
Music will last from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and teaches the history of the Horry County farm family from 1900 -1955. The farm is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road, Conway. For more information, call the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596.
The Coastal Carolina University (CCU) and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) film series is continuing at the Museum with the film Swamp Fox: Francis Marion and the American Revolution on June 24 at 1 p.m.
Written and narrated by Historian and Author Rod Gragg, the film follows the life of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion from his birth near Moncks Corner in 1732, to his experiences as a sailor, and his service in the French and Indian War, where he learned the ambush fighting techniques that frustrated the British in the Revolutionary War and earned him the nickname Swamp Fox.
Another ongoing series, 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.”
At 1 p.m. on June 20, Museum Director Walter Hill will present a lecture on the daily life of soldiers in Horry County during the American Revolution, when Horry County was known as the Georgetown District.
Based at CCU, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides “opportunities for adult, noncredit students to achieve intellectual stimulation, as well as cultural and social growth. Lifelong Learning courses are designed to meet the needs and interests of mature adults in the local community. Courses are offered during day and evening hours at five convenient locations.”
If you enjoy any kind of history, the Museum has something interesting for you, whether a special event or the Museum itself, an historical building filled with history for you to enjoy and learn. If there is some class you are interested in taking, there is a good chance OLLI has the class for you.
The Horry County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is at 805 Main Street in Conway. For more information, call 843-915-5320, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more about OLLI, visit https://ccuoutreach.wixsite.com/outreach.
Peggy Mishoe, email@example.com, 365-3885.