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January 13, 2022

*Horry County Museum Lecture Series: Auction Houses, Attempted Co-ops, and Allotments: The Impact of Flue-Cured Tobacco on Horry County*

After the rise of the boll weevil made cotton crops unstable, flue-cured tobacco became the main cash crop of Horry County. This presentation focuses on the impact of the auction system and the ways in which farmers and buyers attempted to push the prices in their favor. Join us on January 29th at 1 pm to learn more about the impact of flue-cured tobacco with Horry County Museum Technical Assistant Abigail Geedy.

Abigail Geedy was born and raised in south-central Pennsylvania and moved to South Carolina for college in 2012. She has both an Anthropology Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree and a Graduate Certificate of Museum Management from the University of South Carolina. She began volunteering in museums in 2011 and worked in curation at the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology for 5 years before joining the Horry County Museum Staff as the Technical Assistant in 2020.

The program will be held in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email To view a full list of programs, visit our website at

*Opening Reception for Anonymous Ancestors Exhibit*

Black Creek Arts will hold an opening reception for the Anonymous Ancestors exhibit. The exhibit features artist Susan Lentz.

The exhibit will be on display from January 6 through February 25.

*ArtFields Makers Market*

The ArtFields Makers Market is chock full of goods made by incredibly talented artists from across the Southeast. ArtFields is beginning its call to makers for the historic tenth year of ArtFields. This open-air market showcases everything from fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, inspired by the heart and soul of artists from this region. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the makers and purchase their creations. Makers Market will take place during the first weekend of ArtFields 2022 on April 23-24. Applications will be accepted through February 18.

*AROHA Afro Latin Dance Classes*

Aroha offers weekly Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba Dance Classes. The schedule for January is January 3-25

Monday: 6:00 Salsa; 7:00 Bachata

Tuesday: 6:00 Kizomba

Thursday Practices: (January 6 & 20)

7:00-8:00 Open Dance with Instructor Support

Saturday (January 15)

2:00 Kizomba

3:00 Bachata

4:00 Salsa

7:00-8:30 SBK Social: Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba

Break Week: January 31-February 5

*Covid Protocols: Everyone must wear a mask regardless of vaccine status. People will sanitize their hands at the beginning of class and again in the middle of the lesson. The staff will sanitize all surfaces between classes. Please do not come to class if you are not feeling well. Classes will be streamed and recorded so you can take your missed class at home before returning in person.