Eric Emerson: The History and Re-creation of South Carolina Flag

Eric Emerson: The History and Re-creation of South Carolina Flag

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The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Eric Emerson on Saturday, June 23rd, on the history of the South Carolina state flag.
South Carolina has had a number of flags over the course of its history, and two have been approved by the General Assembly. The second of these was created by A.S. Salley, the first Secretary of the South Carolina History Commission (now known as the South Carolina Department of Archives & History), with help from Clemson College and a little-known friend in Charleston. In this lecture, Dr. Emerson will recount the tale of a man whose claims to be the authority on South Carolina history led the General Assembly to task him with re-creating the state flag. His design would be the forerunner of today’s banner, the nation’s second most popular state flag.
Dr. Emerson is the director of the South Carolina Department of Archives & History (SCDAH). He received his Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte and his masters and doctorate in History from the University of Alabama. Prior to coming to SCDAH in 2009, he served as the executive director of the Charleston Library Society and the South Carolina Historical Society.
The program will begin at 1 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email To view a full list of programs, visit our website at click for details.

Tags: Local Events, Museum; History; Educational, Natural History; Artifacts; Free; Tour; Galleries

Posted By: Horry County Museum

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Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Horry County Museum
805 Main Street
Conway, South Carolina 29526


Horry County Museum

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The Horry County Museum was established in 1979 and opened its doors to the public in 1981. The Museum focuses on the history, pre-history, and natural history of Horry County, S.C., and educates the public about these subjects through exhibits, outreach programs, and events. In 2009, the Museum opened the L. W. Paul Living History Farm. The Farm is a re-creation of life on a one horse family farm between the years of 1900-1955. Visitors to the farm can experience what life was like in a farm community during those years and attend quarterly events at the Farm. In 2014, the Museum moved into the renovated 1905 Burroughs School. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places. The move includes increased exhibits, a freshwater aquarium featured on Animal Planet’s hit reality show “Tanked”, and a 600 seat auditorium that hosts public presentations and programs.

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