Christopher Boyle: Lowcountry Agricultural and Convivial Societies
The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a program by local author and historian Christopher Boyle on Saturday, April 23, on his new book, Lowcountry Agricultural and Convivial Societies. Throughout the first century of South Carolina’s settlement, rice was an important crop but the rice industry did not experience its first boom until the 1720s and 1730s. This book explores the purpose of the social organizations as well as the moral, economic, cultural, and political challenges of the Antebellum Georgetown rice planters. The free program will begin at 1 p.m. in the Museum’s McCown Auditorium.