Laurel Posey

Museum Matinee: South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. III

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. III. This 30 minute film explores two famous ghosts with roots on Pawley’s Island, “The Gray Man” and “Alice of the Hermitage.” The program also investigates “Bubba the Ghost” at the South Carolina State Museum and the ghosts of the University of South Carolina’s Longstreet Theatre. The Carolina Stories crew travels to Charleston to unearth tales of buried treasure and other legendary pirate stories. The free screening begins at 1 p.m., October 27.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film: Pirates of the Carolinas

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Pirates of the Carolinas. Part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, this hour long film digs up the true tales of treachery and villainy that occurred off the coasts of North and South Carolina during the Golden Age of Piracy. The free screening begins at 1 p.m., October 20.

Laurel Posey

A Silent Film Halloween, with The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by “The Washington Post,” and is one of America’s few professional ensembles dedicated to the preservation of America’s first popular music: Ragtime. "Spooky Silents" will feature haunting movies accompanied by a live performance from Peacherine.

Laurel Posey

South Carolina Hall of Fame Film Series

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with an installment of the South Carolina Hall of Fame Film Series produced by SCETV, featuring inductees from the Modern Era. Established in 1973, The South Carolina Hall of Fame, located in Myrtle Beach, inducts one deceased and one contemporary honoree each year. It is by law the “official” Hall of Fame for South Carolina. There are nearly 100 members of the South Carolina Hall of Fame, each of whom has made outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s heritage, history, and progress. Biographies of late 20th century inductees include Hugh McColl, Bobby Richardson, Cale Yarborough, Marian Wright Edelman, Joe Riley, Walter Edgar, Pat Conroy and Darla Moore. The free screening will start at 1 p.m. September 22.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film: Miss Springmaid

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film Miss Springmaid. This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, tells the story of World War I hero and legendary advertising savant Elliott White Springs, who also founded Springmaid Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC as a resort for his employees. The 30-minute program takes an unflinching look at the irrepressible and provocative advertising slant that made “Springmaid” sheets a household name and changed the approach of the entire country’s advertising industry. The screening is free, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, at the Horry County Museum.

Laurel Posey

Screen and Discuss: Disgraced Monuments

Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with sculptors, art historians, and gallery and museum directors, Disgraced Monuments (1994) is a documentary that looks at the Soviet Union to examine how monuments connect us with the past and spur us to new futures; why so often in times of social cataclysm, old monuments are destroyed and new ones raised; and how every turning point in society has begun history anew in a struggle with old monuments. Following the film, Olga Yukhno (recent McMaster Gallery manager at UofSC and Russian American artist) and Dr. Robert Greene II (assistant professor of history at Claflin University and civil rights scholar) discuss what it means to live amongst monuments to fallen leaders of the past and the implications of destroying or preserving them.

Laurel Posey

Outdoor Film Screening: White Nights

In celebration of The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground, join us on Boyd Plaza for an outdoor screening of one of Curator Catherine Walworth’s favorite films. White Nights (1985) transports us back to the mid-eighties, when the Soviet Union was still in existence and a powerhouse on the world stage. Far into the northern hemisphere, the weeks around the summer solstice can bring what’s known as white nights, when sunsets are late, sunrises are early, and darkness is never complete. Here is the setting where Russian ballet dancer/defector Nikolai Rodchenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov) and American dancer/defector Raymond Greenwood (Gregory Hines) form an unlikely friendship and make their escape to the American consulate after an emergency plane landing brings the two together.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film: The Education of Harvey Gantt

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film The Education of Harvey Gantt. South Carolina fought the desegregation of its schools longer than any other state, even after the passage of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. But a determined effort to enforce Brown, spearheaded by the NAACP, prevailed, and in January 1963 the Fourth Circuit Court ordered Clemson College to admit Harvey Gantt, a young African-American man from Charleston. The film is free and will be shown August 4 at 1 p.m.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film: Shoebox Memories

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film Shoebox Memories. This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, is a collection of stories from ten WWII veterans. Their stories begin with Eisenhower’s orders to invade Normandy and end with the liberation of Dachau on April 24, 1945. Of the ten WWII Veterans, two are native South Carolinians while the rest are retirees who moved to the Beaufort area. The veterans share their recollections about critical events occurring during WWII including: D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, the Malmedy Massacre, a B-17 bombing in Cologne, Germany, the burning of Manila, the landing at Iwo Jima, and the liberation of Dachau. The film is free and will be shown August 18 at 1 p.m.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film: South Carolina Hall of Fame Film Series

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with an installment of the South Carolina Hall of Fame Film Series produced by SCETV, featuring inductees from the late 20th Century. Established in 1973, The South Carolina Hall of Fame, located in Myrtle Beach, inducts one deceased and one contemporary honoree each year. It is by law the “official” Hall of Fame for South Carolina. There are nearly 100 members of the South Carolina Hall of Fame, each of whom has made outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s heritage, history, and progress. Biographies of late 20th century inductees include Anne W. Richardson, Robert Marvin, Matthew Perry, Ernest Hollings, John West, Robert McNair, Carlisle Floyd, John McKissick, and James Edwards. The film is free and will be shown August 25 at 1 p.m.