This lecture explores the birth and life achievements of aviator Eddie Rickenbacker. Join in for a “birthday party” celebrating his place in World War II history and American culture.
This class explores the birth and life achievements of General and 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Join as we have a “birthday party” celebrating his earliest roots in Texas, his military career, and the road to the White House. Say “I Like Ike” to this class!
This lecture/class explores the birth and life achievements of one of the most noteworthy sports figures in baseball, from semi-pro to major league, in almost 90 years, “The Yankee Clipper,” Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio. Join in to celebrate everything from his earliest roots in California to his appearance in 10 World Series championships.
Offered on her birthday, this class looks at beloved Oscar winner, American actor Julia Roberts. Join in to learn about and celebrate her early roots in Georgia, the road that led to Hollywood, her achievements, and her successful film career.
Women present at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, had unique and challenging experiences that day and after. Learn some of the stories of nurses, military support personnel, and local residents whose lives were forever changed on that Sunday morning in paradise.
The 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 marked the end of WWI’s major hostilities when the armistice with Germany went into effect. Armistice Day or Veterans Day as it has been known since 1954 is the topic of this class.
You will leave this class with an increased understanding of lives in other countries and the strategies residents use to survive in difficult circumstances.
With no dyes or additives, felted soap is a treat for your skin, and makes a unique gift. Using alpaca wool/fiber, students will use a wet felting process the first week, creating a bar that acts as natural loofah and washcloth. During the second week, students will be introduced to needle felting (dry felting process). […]
Rural farming communities have long been places with people who lived and worked closely with the land for their daily survival. Folklore springs from this in ways such as knowing if the ‘signs’ are right for certain crops or other farm activities, a concept that drives much of the information in the widely used Farmer’s Almanac to […]
You will be immersed in American Sign Language, a language commonly used by the deaf community. You will leave the course being able to have simple conversations, having learned vocabulary, and a basic understanding of deaf culture while having fun.
Enjoy a narrated tour along the beautiful cypress-lined and moss-draped Waccamaw River and the Intercoastal Waterway and its creeks and swamps. Learn about the history of these rivers, the Waccamaw area, and its wildlife. Departing 10:00 a.m. Activity Level 2
Date Monday, September 13
First, we will visit the Horry County History Museum located in downtown Conway. The museum features monthly exhibits by local artists in addition to its historical and regional exhibits. We will learn about the wide range of environmental conditions found in Horry County and how its inhabitants, from prehistoric to the present, have adapted to these local conditions. The museum features a variety of materials from old tools and photographs to miniatures of industries such as those producing tar and turpentine. Exhibits include farming tools and implements, household items and clothing, items from an old country store, local crafts–both historical and modern, and wildlife specimens and photographs. The museum’s exhibit on Waccamaw Indian People, Past, Present and Future, was created by CCU students working with Assistant Professor Katie Clary and Professor Carolyn Dillian. After lunch in downtown Conway, we will proceed to the 17-acre L.W. Paul Historical Farm, where you will get a sense of what it was like to live in a rural farming community during the first half of the 20th century. The farm includes a variety of reconstructed buildings authentic to the time period. Meals not included in the excursion. Departing 9:15 a.m. Activity Level 4