Thursday, July 24, 2014
North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum is excited to announce a presentation and book signing by author Becky Billingsly on Thur., July 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. Her newest book “Lost Myrtle Beach” chronicles sites which have disappeared from the Grand Strand.
Whatever happened to the Ocean Forest Hotel, PirateLand Amusement Park, and Washington Park Race Track?
The beloved sites attracted locals as well as visitors to the Grand Strand. They’re gone now, repurposed for convenience or victims of progress.
Yet memories of opulence, excitement, and winnings still linger.
Billingsly, author of “Lost Myrtle Beach” and “A Culinary History of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand,” was a general features, food, and restaurant reporter at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach and was the founding editor and journalist for Coastal Carolina Dining magazine and The Top 100 Grand Strand Restaurants.
She has written about area history, such as renovations of former slave cabins at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown and President George Washington’s 1791 visit to the Grand Strand, as well as entertaining articles on local food history and culinary traditions.
Billingsly serves restaurant information at MyrtleBeachRestaurantNews.com and writes food, restaurant, travel, and feature articles for many local, regional, and national websites and publications including South Carolina Living magazine, The Charlotte Observer, and Litchfield Style.
Copies of Billingsly’s books “Lost Myrtle Beach” and “A Culinary History” of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand will be available for purchase and personalization.
While in the museum, explore the long-term exhibit Water, Weather, and Weejuns and the traveling exhibit ToyTime. Enjoy light refreshments, access to both exhibits, and Billingsly’s presentation for $6 / person. Museum members are free.
To reserve your seat or for more information, call 843-427-7668.