Documentary Film Series: Swamp Fox: Francis Marion & the American Revolution
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the locally produced film Swamp Fox: Francis Marion & the American Revolution. Produced and narrated by historian Rod Gragg, this film follows the life of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion from his birth in 1732 near Monck’s Corner, SC to his experiences as a sailor, and service in the French and Indian War, where he learned the ambush fighting techniques that would frustrate the British in the Revolutionary War and earn him the nickname ‘Swamp Fox.’ The film is free and will be shown at 1 p.m. May 19th.
Documentary Film Series Continues with “South Carolina A to Z”
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with "South Carolina A to Z." This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, takes a light-hearted look at favorite places and homegrown things, spanning the alphabet to showcase all that South Carolina is and has to offer. From the ACE Basin and the Arthur Ravenel Bridge to the Yorktown aircraft carrier and Zentrum (BMW’s visitor’s center), "South Carolina A to Z" is a vivid look at the unique offerings of South Carolina. Cameras spotlight the familiar (Brookgreen Gardens, Palmetto trees) to the not-so-familiar (Edgefield pottery, locally-grown rice, UFO Welcome Center) for a glimpse of what makes our state so special. The film screening is free at 1 p.m. May 12th.
Horry County Museum Screens Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection
The Horry County Museum will screen Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection Saturday, May 1st at 1 p.m. Part of the SCETV Carolina Stories Series, Beyond Barbados traces the historic influence of the small island of Barbados on the wealth and success of a place 2,000 miles away: the Carolinas. Scholars examine the cultural exchange that impacted the development of language, food and architecture, and recount how the economic and governmental systems created, tested and proven by the West Indies sugar industry forged the prosperity and power of the Carolinas – chief among them the institution of slavery. This free event will be held in the museum's McCown Auditorium.
Museum Documentary Film Series: Between the Waters
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Between the Waters. This 30 minute film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, shares the history of Hobcaw, named after a Native American word meaning ‘between the waters’. Join us to learn the Native American and African American history of Hobcaw as well as the history of environmental conservation that continues at the site. The film is free and will be shown at 1 p.m. May 5th.
Documentary Film Series: Beach Break: A History of Surfing in South Carolina
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Beach Break: A History of Surfing in South Carolina, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV. Relive the life and times of South Carolina surfers as they share their amazing stories of salty days in the Atlantic. Take a look at the industry that has developed from the sport of surfing: the surf shop. What began with surfboards, a bar of wax and maybe some cheese sandwiches has evolved into a radical, fiercely competitive, new game that includes high-tech, brand-name clothing, cutting-edge videos and locally made custom surfboards. The film is free and will be screened at 1 p.m. May 26th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.
Documentary Film: Myrtle Beach Memories.
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Myrtle Beach Memories. This ETV film is a nostalgic look at the history of Myrtle Beach from 1900-1965. Told through interviews with local historians and business people, this film features topics ranging from the Ocean Forest Hotel, Hurricane Hazel, the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, and the Sun Fun Festival to motor inns, guest houses and beach music. The film is free and will be shown at 1 p.m, Wednesday, April 28th.
Documentary Film – G-Man: The Rise & Fall of Melvin Purvis
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with G-Man: The Rise & Fall of Melvin Purvis, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV. To many people today, the name "Melvin Horace Purvis" means nothing. But it was not so long ago that Purvis was a household name, and over 260,000 boys and girls were digging through boxes of Post Toasties breakfast cereal to get their very own decoder rings and Junior G-Man badges. Purvis, the Timmonsville native with the unassuming name, skyrocketed to fame in the 1930s as leader of the FBI team that took down some of the biggest gangsters of his day, including John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. Free. April 21 at 1 p.m.
Documentary Film: Season of Valor
Documentary Film Series continues with Season of Valor. Shot on location in Belgium, this film chronicles the story of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, where American forces repulsed a massive counterattack by the German army in Belgium’s Ardennes region. The battle resulted in more American casualties than any other engagement in the European Theater of World War II. Sir Winston Churchill, the British prime minister during World War II, said of the Battle of the Bulge: “This undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever-famous American victory.” Free, showing on April 14 at 1 p.m. at Horry County Museum in Conway.
Film Screening on Boyd Plaza: Labyrinth
It has been said that M.C. Escher did not like pop culture, but that didn’t seem to stop pop culture from liking him. Join us on Boyd Plaza to watch Jim Henson’s 1986 classic film Labyrinth, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, on the big screen. Galleries will be open before and during the film. Film at sundown. Beer and wine available for purchase; complimentary individual popcorn. Plus check out screen-printed t-shirts inspired by Labyrinth and M.C. Escher, available for purchase from Screened Out Printers. Choose your design and see your t-shirt printed right before your eyes. Registration required as space is limited to ensure physical distancing; face coverings are required.
Documentary Film Series Continues With “Chicken Bog: The Chicken Bog King of the Pee Dee”
In Latta, South Carolina in the historic Pee Dee region, a southern stew tradition that served the appetites of rural families in the swamp communities of Lowcountry South Carolina is maintained by the Mayor of Latta, who has long held the mantle of “Chicken Bog King of the Pee Dee.” Filmmaker Stan Woodward follows him as he and his crew prepare a chicken bog (chicken, rice and secret ingredients only known to the stewmaster) for serving at a stump meeting rally for a local US Congressman running for re-election. Such stews are used in conjunction with political rallies in this part of the state, with the chicken bog tradition tracing back to the late 1800s. The film is free and will be shown at 1 p.m., March 17th at Horry County Museum , 805 Main ST, in Conway, SC.