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Recommendations to be Made on Three Projects

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding:                            

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) #2015-16-032 Aquarium Maintenance Services for Horry County Museum
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #2015-16-030 General Aviation System Plan Study for the Horry County Department of Airports
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #2015-16-031 Pavement Maintenance Management Study for the Horry County Department of Airports

The recommendation will be made on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9 a.m. in the Administrator’s Conference Room at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.



Hit TV Series "Tanked" to Feature Horry County Museum on September 26

Conway, South Carolina – The hit TV series “Tanked” was in Conway in April filming the installation of the Blackwater aquarium at the Horry County Museum and the show will air on Friday, September 26, at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet.

The 2,200-gallon tank was a new addition to the Horry County Museum and includes native species like blue gill, bass, catfish and a fake beaver dam. The tank had to be assembled in three different pieces onsite due to its large size.

The show “Tanked” is a 40-minute reality show that follows “the antics of two brothers-in-law as they run the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation called Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). “Tanked” “brings the secrets of the underwater world to the surface with a comedic twist, leaving viewers amazed and enthralled with each project from conception to final reveal,” according to the “Tanked” website.

Each episode takes 40 to 60 hours to film.

The Horry County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., except on county holidays. The museum is located at 805 Main Street in Conway and can be reached at (843) 915-5320.



Horry County Museum D-Day Film Series

Conway, South Carolina –In observance of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the 2014 Horry County Museum Film Series will feature the documentary Back to the Battlefield, which profiles the story of an Horry County D-Day veteran’s return to Omaha Beach sixty-four years after landing there on D-Day. The film will be presented at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7 in McCown Auditorium at the Horry County Museum, which is located at the corner of Main Street and 9th Avenue in Conway. The event is free and open to the public.

“Back to the Battlefield” follows the late Mike Fitch of Conway, an 89 year-old D-Day veteran, as he returned Omaha Beach in France for the first time since landing as an American combat soldier on June 6, 1944. Attached to the 116th Regimental Combat Team on D-Day, Fitch landed in the second wave of American troops on Charlie Sector, which was one of “Bloody Omaha’s” deadliest landing sites.

Shot on location in France, Back to the Battlefield leads the viewer through the beaches, battlefields, hedgerows and villages of modern Normandy. Enhanced by historic newsreel footage, the one-hour documentary chronicles the dramatic story of D-Day as retold on-the-scene by Fitch, a World War II combat veteran whose vivid memories give viewers a unique you-are-there exposure to the world-changing events of D-Day. The documentary was produced by author and historian Rod Gragg and David Parker and Dennis Reed, who are video producers at Coastal Carolina University. The documentary was sponsored by Goldfinch Funeral Services, Coastal Carolina University, HTC and Joseph Sanders Dentistry of Conway.

“The 70th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time to remember and appreciate that ‘Greatest Generation’ of Americans who did so much in World War II to preserve our freedom and liberate millions of people around the world,” said Gragg, who is director of the Center for Military & Veterans Studies at CCU. “We owe that generation so much and its members are quickly passing from memory into history. To me, no one better represented the best of that generation than Mike Fitch of Conway, who is the subject of Back to the Battlefield. His story personifies what the ‘Greatest Generation’ achieved on D-Day and elsewhere in World War II. They left us all a legacy of character, courage and sacrifice that we should never forget.”

The Horry County Film Series is a two-year event sponsored by the Horry County Museum and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University (OLLI), and will feature a historical documentary every quarter in 2014 and 2015. All events are free to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served at each screening.

For more information on the Horry County Museum Film Series, contact the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320.


Horry County Museum to Close for Final Installation of Aquarium

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway, will close on Wednesday, April 30, for the final installation of the fresh water aquarium.

The museum will re-open on Thursday, May 1. For more information, please call the Horry County Museum at 915-5320.


Horry County Museum to Open in New Location

Conway, South Carolina — The Horry County Museum, formerly located at 428 Main Street in Conway, will reopen Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 9 a.m. at its new location in the Historic Burroughs School building located at 805 Main Street in Conway.    

 

The Historic Burroughs School, constructed between 1905 and 1909, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The newly renovated and larger facility has allowed the Museum to provide bigger exhibits, more nationally recognized traveling exhibits, and public programming in the auditorium.  New exhibits include: 

  • Photography-a changing gallery that currently features local photographer Jack Thompson. 
  • Textiles-another changing gallery that highlights historic sewing machines, washing machines, quilts and costumes. 
  • A gallery in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with items from the South Carolina Museum and the 7th South Carolina Infantry reenactment group. 
  • A reconstructed waddle and daub Native American house with artifacts from the area. 
  • Natural History-showcasing native animals including black bears, birds of prey, fossils, and alligators. 
  • Grand Strand-An area that tells the story of the 20th Century Grand Strand and our tourism culture.
  • Military History-This exciting new area features a camp similar to Peter Horry’s campaign tent as well as relics of life from the Civil War and the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. 
  • Agriculture & Industry-Illustrates the progression of agriculture from naval stores and turpentine to logging and eventually tobacco cultivation in Horry County. 
  • Open Storage-A home for artifacts that are fascinating but not a part of the themed galleries.   
The Horry County Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. except on County holidays.  For more information, contact the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320.


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