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Horry County Offices to Close for Christmas

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed  Friday, December 22, 2017, Monday, December 25, 2017, and Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in observance of Christmas. Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

In addition to the above dates:

  • The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed Saturday, December 23, 2017.
  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, December 23, 2017.
  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017, through Thursday, December 21, 2017, and Wednesday, December 27, 2017, through Friday, December 29, 2017.

L.W. Paul Living History Farm Fall Harvest & Syrup Making Day

Conway, South Carolina — The L. W. Paul Living History Farm will hold a free Fall Harvest and Syrup Making Day Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 


A large part of farm life in the first half of the twentieth century was old-fashioned syrup making.  Locals grew cane and cooked syrup in the fall for the upcoming year.  Cooking down the raw juice into sweet cane syrup became a celebration and gathering for the community.  The sugar cane used for making the syrup is grown on site. Minnie the Mule will demonstrate traditional cane grinding. Traditional early farm living techniques will also be demonstrated throughout the day. This includes Lye soap making, grinding corn, hand stitch sewing, log cutting, cooking on a wood stove, butter making and more.  The homemade syrup, stone ground grits and corn meal will be available for purchase in the Visitor’s Center snack shop area. 

The L. W. Farm is located at Hwy. 701 North, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, Conway, SC 29526. For further information, please call 843-365-5396 or e-mail