Lecture by Steven Smith – “Francis Marion and the Snow’s Island Community: Myth, History and Archaeology
The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Steven Smith on his book, “Francis Marion and the Snow’s Island Community: Myth, History and Archaeology.”
The people living on and surrounding Snow’s Island, South Carolina, were “united in sentiment” against the British crown. This community of partisans had joined the rebellion as early as 1775 and had stubbornly refused to surrender, even when Charleston fell in 1780. They had supplied food, forage, and blood to the rebellion and, under the leadership of General Francis Marion, had become an obstacle to British control of the southern colonies. This is their story.
The free program will begin at 1 p.m. July 23 in the Museum’s McCown Auditorium.