Cemetery tour brings history to life

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Conway – Citizens interested in learning more about local history will have a unique opportunity on April 12, through a one-day Stories in Stone event held at Kingston Presbyterian Church built in 1858 and in Kingston’s Old Village Burial Ground, ca. 1750. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the third event of its kind offered by the Horry County Historical Society, tour guides in authentic costumes will bring the cemetery to life by telling historically documented stories about local founding members of Horry County, some of whom were part of the historical Sons of the Confederacy (SAR).

Hour-long tours for this Horry County Historical Society fundraiser are set for 10 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 2 p.m. Limited advance tickets in the amount of $20 per person are available and may be purchased online using a credit card at www.hchsonline.org, then clicking on “Stories in Stone.” If personal checks are necessary, call 843-248-9045. A sellout event is anticipated.

The following people are to be honored posthumously: a saw mill operator, a hotel proprietor, a naval store industrialist, a distinguished barrister, a South Carolina senator, the Wade Hampton Oak Defender, a tragic victim of Confederate War, a signer of SC Ordinance of Secession in 1860, and the nemesis of Union Flagship “Harvest Moon.” Guests will stop also along the way at the CP Quattlebaum office as well as go inside the Kingston Presbyterian Church Sanctuary; and they will enjoy refreshments in Ultimate Gullah Store, served by the Peter Horry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Partners for this event are Litchfield Camp 132 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Conway Downtown Alive, and the Peter Horry Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

Further information is available at www.hchsonline.org.

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