Myrtle Beach museum plans diversity of fall events

September 16, 2013 by  

Myrtle Beach residents interested in local culture have an opportunity to attend two events that will shed light on the area’s history. The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B Chapin Art Museum plans a Gullah Culture Celebration later this month and a Mother-Daughter Art & Tea in October.

The term “Gullah Culture” refers to the culture of a distinct group of African-Americans who live on the Atlantic coastal plain and the islands in Georgia and South Carolina. The Gullah have always stayed very true to their African heritage, using African names and adopting the cuisine and crafts of the continent.

The Gullah Culture Celebration, which takes place September 22, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, is the ninth such festival for the museum. This year, works of African-American artists will serve as a backdrop for various programs and hands-on activities that the entire family can enjoy. With the Gullah culture as inspiration, the museum will share food, music, lectures, performances, workshops, and stories.

On October 6, the museum has scheduled its mother and daughter event for the third time, and it will take place at Pine Lakes Golf & Country Club, from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. The event acts as a museum fundraiser, and gives female relatives a chance to spend a fun day together.

The museum could work with brochure printers to devise handouts that explaining the Gullah Culture for the first event, and discuss contributions of women to the arts for the second.