SCMM Calendar

SC Maritime Museum Events

Jan
1
Sun
2017
Annual Membership Drive – January-March
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – Mar 31 @ 12:00 am

Join/Renew your Annual SCMM Membership today!

 
Now that we have bought the entire building, the adjacent parking lot and the waterfront docks, renovations have begun. We would like to grow our membership and volunteer staff.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Museum Member car decal
  • 10% discount in Museum store
  • Early email notice of special events
  • Discounted admission to museum events such as "The Burning of the Socks". Free admission to Christmas open house and an invitation to the Wooden Boat Show Poster Artist Reception
  • Priority registration and a 10% discount for Summer Youth Sailing Camp
  • Listing on the SCMM website
  • Business members will be listed on our website membership page with their logo and a link to their website and will be acknowledged on our Facebook page and in e-newsletters.

 
These contributions will go toward the Museum’s operating budget, Museum events and programs.

If you would like to join our volunteer staff please contact us at 843-520-0111 or through our website at SCMaritimeMuseum.org.

 


 

Membership Levels

Business Membership | Business Members will be listed with their logo and a link to their website and will be acknowledged on our Facebook page and in e-newsletters.  | $350

Family Membership | Two adults and up to four children (under 17 yrs. old) receiving mail at the same address | $100

Dual Person | Two people receiving mail at the same address | $75

Individual Membership | One person only | $50

Student/Senior Membership | For full-time students or seniors 65 and over | $40

 


 

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Mar
13
Mon
2017
Board Meeting
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Mar
14
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Mar
23
Thu
2017
Sixth Annual Burning of the Socks with Hard Hat Tours of our museum expansion project!
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sixth Annual Burning of the Socks with Hard Hat Tours of our museum expansion project! @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States

The South Carolina Maritime Museum invites you to usher in the coming of spring and the arrival of boating season at the sixth annual Burning of the Socks on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.  In addition to the sock burning festivities, we will offer Hard Hat Tours of our museum renovations (MORE ABOUT THAT HERE), and serve up some delicious hors d'oeuvres, seafood gumbo, landlubber gumbo, beer, wine, liquor, and live music. Be sure to bring your winter socks to burn in the fire.

The Burning of the Socks tradition began in the mid-1980s at a boatyard in Annapolis, Maryland. Captain Bob Turner, who managed the boatyard, was forced by cold weather to wear socks with his Sperry Topsiders while he worked on OPB's (Other People’s Boats) during the long winter months.

One year, on the first day of spring, Captain Bob ceremoniously removed his socks, placed them on a paint tray, doused them with lighter fluid and set them on fire. Then he drank a beer to celebrate! So the spring tradition of sock burning began. Now there are sock burnings in coastal communities across the country.

Captain Bob Turner and his family now live in Pawleys Island and are active members of our community. Captain Bob and his family will be our special guests at this year's sock burning.

Tickets for this "fun"raiser are $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Kids 12 and under are free. All proceeds will benefit the SC Maritime Museum.

For more information or to purchase tickets call the South Carolina Maritime Museum at 843-520-0111. Tickets may also be purchased online HERE.

To commemorate the sock burning tradition, “Ode to the Sock Burners” was composed by Jefferson Holland of Annapolis in 1995. The ode is read every year when socks are lit at coastal parties.

Here is our Georgetown version:

Them Georgetown boys got an odd tradition
When the sun sinks to its Equinox position.
They build a little fire down along the docks,
They doff their shoes, and they burn their winter socks.

Yes, they burn their socks at the Equinox.
You might think that’s peculiar, but I think it’s not.
See, they’re the same socks they put on last fall,
And never took ‘em off to wash ‘em, not at all…

So, they burn their socks at the Equinox
In a little ol’ fire burning nice and hot.
Some think incineration is the only solution,
‘Cause washin’ ‘em contributes to Sampit pollution.

Through the spring and the summer and into the fall,
They go around not wearin’ any socks at all,
Just stinky bare feet stuck in old deck shoes,
Whether out on the water or sippin’ a brew.

So if you sail into the Harbor on the 23rd of March,
And you smell Limburger sautéed with laundry starch,
You’ll know you’re downwind of the Georgetown docks,
Where they’re burning their socks for the Equinox.

Apr
11
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

May
9
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Jun
5
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Jun
12
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Jun
13
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Jun
19
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Jul
3
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Jul
10
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Jul
17
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Jul
24
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Jul
31
Mon
2017
Youth Sailing Camp – morning session
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - morning session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week in August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE 

Youth Sailing Camp – afternoon session
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
Youth Sailing Camp - afternoon session @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Weekly half day camps will be offered during June and July, and the first week of August. Each camp session will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Morning sessions will be held from 9 am until noon. Afternoon sessions will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm.

For more information go HERE

Aug
8
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Aug
17
Thu
2017
Reception for WBS featured artist Jef Sturm
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event is by invitation only for museum members and guests of the artist.

For more information visit: www.woodenboatshow.com

Visit Jef Sturm's website: http://jefsturmpaintings.org/

 

Sep
12
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Oct
10
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Oct
20
Fri
2017
7th Annual Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7th Annual Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta @ 729 Front Street | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States

 

This event, held on Friday night before the Boat Show, features live and silent auction items donated by Lowcountry merchants and event supporters, as well as first-class wardroom cuisine and imbibements. Tickets are $85 per person. You’ll not want to miss this opportunity to meet and trade sea stories with fellow seafarers. Proceeds will benefit the SC Maritime Museum. Call 843-520-0111 for more info.

 

 

Oct
21
Sat
2017
28th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
28th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – always held on the third weekend in October – features one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. A special attraction is Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4-hour time limit and then test their boats for seaworthiness in a rowing relay on the Sampit River. Sunday is a fun-filled family oriented day that includes a Cardboard Boat Regatta, and an Opti Pram Regatta. Check our schedule of events for updates and be sure to book your stay at HammockCoast.com.

The Wooden Boat Show takes place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. The Show is produced by the Harbor Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum.

Charles A. Bundy Award, SC Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Travel 2014
Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for October 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Dec
2
Sat
2017
Members’ Christmas Boat Parade Party
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Members' Christmas Boat Parade Party @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States
Members' Christmas Boat Parade Party
Saturday, December 2, 2017
5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
  • Watch the boat parade from the back deck of the museum. Parade begins at 6 pm.
  • Enjoy chili, snacks and libations provided by museum board members.
  • Browse the Museum Gift Shop: 10% discount for members
  • This event is free for our members and donors. New members are welcome. Dress is casual.

 

 

Dec
12
Tue
2017
Board Meeting
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Jan
9
Tue
2018
Board Meeting
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Board Meeting
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Mar
13
Tue
2018
Board Meeting
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

Apr
10
Tue
2018
Board Meeting
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger

May
8
Tue
2018
Board Meeting
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver - President

Sid Hood - Vice President

Lee Talbot - Treasurer

Joey Smith - Secretary

John Benson

Lisa Collins

Perry Collins

Tara Cramer

Susan Davis

Jeepy Ford

Scooter Harmon

Susan Hibbs

Robert "Mac" McAlister - Museum Director

Mike McGinnis

Tee Miller

Sally Swineford

Don Trimble

Bill Unger