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Community groups decorate trees at historical museum

Local community groups have been decorating Christmas trees to celebrate the upcoming holiday season for the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum. Members of the Grand Strand Keepsake Collectors Club, Current Transitions and the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol decorated trees last week at the museum. Additional groups are scheduled to decorate trees in the coming weeks. The Grand Strand Keepsake Collector’s Club provided Keepsake ornaments and a golden crown tree topper. Their mission statement is to bring together collectors of Hallmark© ornaments and other collectibles to share and exchange knowledge about collectibles for the enjoyment of the members …

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Traveling exhibit explores life on the seven seas, matey

Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers, the South Carolina State Museum’s traveling exhibit, will make patrons avast (that’s stop in pirate lingo) and gasp as the world of pirates comes alive, which opened Thursday, March 21, at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum. The story of Blackbeard, who blockaded Charleston Harbor in 1718 prior to his death in North Carolina, can be found in this traveling exhibit along with the stories of many other pirates. The exhibit will thrill those who have always been fascinated by these desperadoes of the seas. This exhibit will dispel a number of popular myths about …

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A Festive Forest Exhibit to Open at Museum

The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum announces a new themed exhibit for the holidays, A Festive Forest. Local residents Rob and Donita Kayton have graciously donated their collection of hand carved wooden Santas and their collection of handmade baskets for use in the exhibit. Several community groups will be decorating trees for the exhibit. The museum will hold a fundraiser by selling tickets for a variety of items that have been donated by volunteers. A Festive Forest will open on Friday, Nov. 23, and will run through Saturday, Dec. 29. Make plans to stop by the museum before the …

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