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Museum Matinee: The Rise & Fall of Melvin Purvis

Horry County Museum in Conway presents a screening of the film The Rise & Fall of Melvin Purvis April 25 at 1 p.m. Timmonsville native Melvin Purvis 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. Purvis became a household name, and boys and girls dug through boxes of Post Toasties breakfast cereal to get their very own decoder rings and Junior G-Man badges. His death in 1960 is still shrouded in mystery. Free.