Living History Farm to host "Spring Event Day" on Saturday

Horry County, SC - From Horry County:

CONWAY, SC - Enjoy a day of planting and plowing on a one horse family farm, Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is gearing up the mule to set tobacco and plant corn for the summer.

Join the Farm staff as they recreate old days on the family farm. Traditional farm tools and techniques are used to work and demonstrate. The public is invited to try their hand at setting tobacco with hand setters and cultivating crops.

A variety of activities and crafts will be available for all ages. Events planned for the day are setting tobacco plants, planting a spring garden, daubing the tobacco barn, wood working, making lye soap, washing cloths, grinding grits and meal, sawing tobacco curing wood, blacksmith, shelling corn, quilting, cooking on a wood stove, milking a cow, spring cleaning, butter making, and cleaning and tanning a Raccoon hide.

Children's games will be on hand and folks can enjoy music by local band Crystal River. Food, snacks and gifts are available for purchase in the visitor's center. Recreate the past years between 1900-1955 and embrace an Horry County, one horse family farm lifestyle. Find a memory of your own, or make a new memory with the family.

The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is located at 2279 Harris Shortcut Rd. on Hwy. 701 North in Conway.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Horry County Museum phone 915-5320, e-mail