NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach has a new attraction, the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, which will have its grand opening on Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m.
The museum has been in the planning stages for eight years, according to a news release directly from the museum. The facility that was formerly the Horry County Library was renovated using grants from the City of North Myrtle Beach and the state of S.C. Local businesses, residents and even visitors have volunteered to move the project forward.
The first exhibit will be "Snapshots of Our Community", and it features a collection of local memorabilia and photographs donated by year-round and seasonal residents.
The grand opening festivities are free, and will run from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., and include:
- Concert by The Rockin' SamSonics playing classic beach, country, and rock n' roll
- Remarks by local officials
- Ribbon cutting with North Myrtle Beach and Little River Chambers of Commerce
- Tours of the Museum
- Tasty treats by Carolina Quench
There is a preview party Saturday, April 6 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. where guests can view the exhibits before the museum opens to the public. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction to help raise funds for educationally programming. Tickets for this event are $15 for museum members and $25 for non-members.
The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum is located at 799 Second Avenue North, in North Myrtle Beach.