In Latta, South Carolina in the historic Pee Dee region, a southern stew tradition that served the appetites of rural families located in the swamp communities of Lowcountry South Carolina, is maintained by the Mayor of Latta who has long held the mantle of “Chicken Bog King of the Pee Dee”. Filmmaker Stan Woodward follows him as he and his crew prepare a chicken bog (chicken, rice and secret ingredients only known to the stewmaster) for serving at a stump meeting rally for a local US Congressman running for re-election. Such stews are used in conjunction with political rallies in this part of the state, with the chicken bog tradition tracing back to the late 1800s and the democratic stump meeting held annually at Gallivants Ferry, SC.
The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 20th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.
The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2023. For a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.