History, Government, and Politics

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  • Grand Strand History: Charlie’s Place


    This class explores the fascinating history and untold story of “Charlie’s Place,” an African American
    nightclub that provided fun and entertainment and was part of the “chitlin’ circuit.” Sadly, it ended with
    a tragic, although common, event.

  • Rosie the Riveter Fundraiser Presentation


    Jo Ann Tufo will appear as Rosie the Riveter in this free class at Tupelo Honey on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch on your own, and donations welcomed to help finance Jo Ann’s trip to Hawaii to appear as Rosie during the commemorations at Pearl Harbor.

  • “Fast Eddie”: The Flying Ace of World War II, Online (Zoom)


    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.

  • “General Ike”: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President, Online (Zoom)


    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!

  • “Joltin’ Joe” DiMaggio: American Baseball Icon, Online (Zoom) (Copy)


    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.

  • A Date That Will Live in Infamy: Women at Pearl Harbor, Online (Zoom)


    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.

  • A Grateful Nation: Veteran’s Day, Online (Zoom)


    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.

  • Agrarian Folklore and Folk Remedies


    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 […]

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Celebrating the life of Truman Capote, Online (Zoom)


    Join in for a “birthday party” celebrating this unique and immensely talented personality. We will look at the birth and life achievements of writer Truman Capote.

  • Building the Magic: EPCOT Center, Online (Zoom)


    In the late 1970s, Disney decided to build a new theme park in Florida. There were two competing themes; which one would actually be built? We will examine the history of EPCOT center–what was Disney’s dream vs what was eventually built. We will also take a virtual tour of the park and discuss the history […]

  • Building the Magic: Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom , Online (Zoom)


    In the late 1960s, Disney acquired 25,000 acres of swampland in Florida. Over the next two years, part of the land was transformed into the world’s leading theme park resort. It wasn’t an easy job. We will discuss the secrets of the construction of the Magic Kingdom, take a virtual tour around the park as […]

  • Carolina Militia Man


    Join Horry County Museum Director Walter Hill as he talks about the experience of the Carolina Militia Man during the American Revolution.