Wednesday, January 8, 2014

North Myrtle Beach Museum Happenings

Snowbird friends,
Over the next few months I am going to be sharing with you the upcoming events and exhibits at The North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum. The first exhibit, Peace on Earth, is going on right now and runs thru February 1st.
"In 2005, Dick Hester envisioned a Museum for the community. He wanted to capture the history of the North Myrtle Beach AREA. The AREA includes Atlantic Beach, Barefoot Resort, Brooksville, Cherry Grove, Crescent Beach, Little River, Longs, Ocean Drive, Wampee, and Windy Hill—and all the crossroads in between. After eight years of planning, renovating the facility donated by the City of North Myrtle Beach, and collecting historic artifacts and photographs from residents and from visitors, the Museum opened on April 7, 2013.
The Museum's seasonal exhibit PEACE ON EARTH continues through Saturday, February 1st. The display showcases posters created by North Myrtle Beach Middle School students for the Lions Club's annual Peace Poster contest. The students illustrated their visions for the theme "Our World, Our Future." Teacher Jennifer Cook, a former Peace Poster regional winner, encourages her students to participate in the contest. Coupled with the posters are historic Christmas cards and oyster-shell ornaments from the LaVinia and Owen Smith collection. The Smiths raised their family in the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach. LaVinia saved the cards through the years. Her granddaughter Dawn Smith gathered the items for the Museum. "It's interesting to see how Christmas card designs have changed through the years," said Dawn.
PEACE ON EARTH also includes Chanukah cards and several dolls from Ellie Schiller's vast collection. The Myrtle Beach resident has more than 1500 dolls. This year the eight-day festival of Chanukah began on Thanksgiving and ended on Thursday, December 5."
The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10AM to 4PM. Admission fees: adult $5; senior (age 60+) $4; youth (ages 5 to 17) $3
For more information, call the Museum at 843.427.7668 or email
Thank you to The North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum's director, Jenean Todd, who shared her press release with us!

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