History, Government, and Politics

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  • Advocacy and Activism: American Women’s Voices that Changed the Course of Human Events

    $40.00

    This course explores the contributions of American women who lifted their voices to speak out against political and social injustice throughout the nation’s history. The topics will include slavery, child labor, migrant workers, immigrant advocacy, healthcare and human trafficking. These stories and accounts will celebrate the irrepressible spirit of women who had the courage to […]

  • African American Sites in Horry County

    $5.00

    Join us as we discuss the history of sites like Atlantic Beach and the variety of communities and schools associated with African American heritage in Horry County.

  • Bewitched: The Salem Witch Trials and Other Myths

    $40.00

    Right in time for Halloween, this class explores the 17th century trials directed at women who dared to step outside the societal norms in colonial America. In addition, it highlights some other misconceptions about ladies whose behavior raised eyebrows and often led to incarceration, social shunning and character assassination over the past two centuries.

  • Dream Catching: Native American Women Entrepreneurs

    $40.00

    This course explores the early history of indigenous women who stepped outside traditional to create new opportunities for themselves and their immediate communities. In addition, the class will highlight contemporary women who have expanded their scope to include retail and technological expansion experiences for their families and extended tribal and non tribal communities.

  • Female Firsts: American Women at the Head of the Line

    $40.00

    This course explores the lives of American women who paved the way for others by being the “first in their field.” We will celebrate women elected to powerful positions in the public sector as well as in private business. These women were in the forefront of sports, technology, entertainment, education, medicine and so much more.

  • Herbal Medicine during the American Civil War

    $5.00

    Yusef will introduce us to the book produced in the mid-1860s by Dr. Pierre Porcher, (CSA) from Charleston, SC on herbal medicine to sustain the Confederate Army and the citizens of the Southern States due to the Union embargo/blockade of medicinals from the northern states and Europe.  A few herbals/plants will be discussed and their use today.

  • Hurricanes

    $5.00

    From the Spanish Repulse Hurricane in 1686 to Hurricane Florence in 2019, hurricanes have played a major part in South Carolina’s cultural and natural history. Join us to learn about a few of the historic storms to hit coastal South Carolina’s coast and the impacts that they’ve had on our area.

  • Knapping: Making Native American Tools and Weapons

    $10.00

    Glenn will demonstrate the art of knapping, (the shaping of flint, chert, obsidian, or other conchoidal fracturing stone through the process of lithic reduction to manufacture stone tools). Native Americans used this technique to create arrowheads, spears, knives, and other implements.

  • Local Superstitions & Ghost Stories

    $5.00

    The Horry/Georgetown Area has a long history and, with the passage of time, stories are bound to arise. Whether you’ve heard about the supposed haunting of local landmarks or just noticed a lot of blue ceilings on porches, there is history and folklore that runs deep in many of these local legends. Join us to learn more about some of these local ghost stories and superstitions.

  • Native American Lore and History

    $10.00

    The class will encompass Native American crafts and jewelry; history and facts; and facts and fiction. Glenn Osborne has spent a lifetime studying, reading about, and collecting Native American history, crafts, and lore. This interactive class includes showing part of his large collection of artifacts, looking at recreations of weapons, tools, jewelry, etc.

  • Posting the News: Stories of the Saturday Evening Post

    $40.00

    This class takes a harder look at the covers of the Saturday Evening Post and how they related to the stories inside. The course uses illustrations and art to understand the state of culture and historic events throughout the time that the iconic Saturday Evening Post was published.

  • Rock and Roll Royalty: The Home of the King

    $10.00

    Take a virtual day trip to Graceland and learn some fascinating facts about the “King,” Elvis Presley.  Presenter and historian, Jo Ann Tufo, is proud to have been born in Memphis, Tennessee, and looks forward to sharing this interesting portion of American entertainment history.