In Horry County, preserving history has been a priority for many people through the years, and that has paid off for those of us who love knowing. And one of the best things is that all of it is free.
On October 14, the Horry County Museum and the Horry County Historical Society are presenting a program by local author Christopher Boyle, a Socastee High School teacher and historian. This will be about his new book “The Road to Secession in Antebellum Georgetown and Horry districts.”
The following is information sent from the museum by Director Walter Hill.
“The road to secession in antebellum Georgetown and Horry districts was long. Through the use of newspapers and public lectures, local leaders unified their communities against the Second Great Awakening reforms, industrialization, corporate model banks and abolition. The leading statesmen cast a bond of allegiance with the yeoman farmers of the pine forests against slave emancipation and changing economic models to forge Southern Nationalism. Planters and farmers joined forces in the struggle to maintain their agricultural traditions and their sense of identity in a rapidly changing world. Plantation historian Christopher Boyle explores the beginning of a critical era in Horry and Georgetown.”
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Christopher C. Boyle is a full-time social studies teacher at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, and a part-time teaching associate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. Upon graduation from Coastal Carolina University with his bachelor’s degree in history, he further studied history at Winthrop University where he graduated in 1996 with his Master of Arts degree in American history. Boyle is the author of “Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River.
The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320
The museum is also conducting a monthly Active Adult series which continues with a trip to the L.W. Paul Living History Farm on Tuesday, October 17 at 1 p.m.
During the first half of the 20th Century, a majority of the residents of Horry County lived and worked on the family farm. Join in and step back in time to learn about life on a ‘one horse’ farm in Horry County from 1900-1955. Participants should be prepared to walk outdoors.
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. This month’s program will be held at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm, located at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway SC. This series is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To see a full list of programs, visit
Peggy Mishoe, email@example.com, 365-3885.