Museum Matinee: Hallowed Ground – St. Paul Camp Meetings
The 2019 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Hallowed Ground: Primitive Camp Meetings of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Part II: Saint Paul. This film explores various primitive religious camp meetings-the earliest founded in the late 1700s by the horseback evangelist, Bishop Francis Asbury, along with African American evangelist, Harry Hosier, who rode with him to conduct “brush arbor” worship services for white planters and their slaves. In the Dorchester County pine forests of South Carolina these camp-meetings have “tents” built and owned by long-standing extended families from their respective communities. The film is free to the public and will be shown February 13 at 1 p.m.