“The Waccamaw Indian People: Past, Present, and Future” Exhibit

The exhibit The Waccamaw Indian People: Past, Present, and Future will open at the Horry County Museum on Tuesday, April 27. This exhibit features the history of the Waccamaw Indian People and their enduring culture through the display and interpretation of the belongings and personal stories integral to their Native American heritage. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant.

Waccamaw Indian People: Past, Present, Future was created by Coastal Carolina University students working with assistant professor Katie Stringer Clary, Department of History, and professor Carolyn Dillian, Department of Anthropology and Geography. The exhibit includes hands-on, audio, and visual displays for all audiences.

There will be an exhibit opening on Tuesday, April 27, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Horry County Museum (805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526). The Horry County Museum is open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public through January 2022.

In addition to the exhibit, classroom/traveling materials and online lesson plans about the Waccamaw Indian People are being created to be added to traveling kits for Horry County Museum educators to engage local schools, and online content will be prepared in order to provide supplemental social studies lesson plans and outreach.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

Photo: courtesy of Dr. Carolyn Dillian