Museum Matinee: Hallowed Ground: Lowcountry Camp Meetings – Indian Field Camps

Museum Matinee: Hallowed Ground: Lowcountry Camp Meetings – Indian Field Camps

The 2019 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Hallowed Ground: Primitive Camp Meetings of the South Carolina Lowcountry-Indian Field Camp. This film explores various primitive religious camp meetings-the earliest founded in the late 1700s by the horseback evangelist, Bishop Francis Asbury, along with African American evangelist, Harry Hosier, who rode with him to conduct “brush arbor” worship services for white planters and their slaves. In the Dorchester County pine forests of South Carolina these camp-meetings have “tents” built and owned by long-standing extended families from their respective communities. The campgrounds are all located within a 20 mile radius of each other near St. George, SC. At five different times each year these camp-meetings draw more than 3,000 congregants from extended families and friends of families nationwide. These congregants stay for a week and are invited to the “tents” of family members, the worship services, and to enjoy the Southern home-cooked meals prepared 3-times-a-day on wood stoves in each tent during the seven days of camp-meeting. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 29th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2019. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.

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