Jan
1
Mon
Annual Membership Drive – January-March @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Jan 1 – Mar 31 all-day

Join/Renew your Annual SCMM Membership today!

You, your family or your business can take pride in supporting the newly expanded and improved SOUTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM located in the heart of Georgetown’s historic district.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Museum Member car decal
  • Listing on the SCMM website
  • Early email notice of special events
  • Discounted admission to museum events such as “The Burning of the Socks”
  • An invitation to these exclusive events: the Wooden Boat Show Artist of the Year Reception and the Members’ Christmas Boat Parade Party and other events that occur during the year
  • 10% discount in Museum store
  • 10% discounted admission to History for Lunch lecture series
  • 10% discount and priority registration for Summer Youth Sailing Camp. Single Membership = 1 camper discount / Dual membership = 2 camper discounts / Family & Business Memberships = all children or grandchildren discounts
  • 10% discount on museum rental space for Family Members. 20% discount on museum rental space for Business Members
  • Business members will be listed on the SCMM website with their logo and a link to their website

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

We need volunteers! If you would like to join our volunteer staff please contact us at 843-520-0111 or email info@sc-mm.org.com.


 

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 individual full-time students or individual seniors 65 and over | $40

 


 

Membership Sign-Up

 

SCMM Membership
(For Business Membership)
(For Business Membership)
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 20.97MB
Max file size: 10 MB

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase a membership. When you arrive at PayPal, skip the "Log In" button on top and click on the gray "Pay with Credit or Debit Card" button on the bottom.
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Shipwrecks of South Carolina exhibit @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

The “Shipwrecks of South Carolina” exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the newly expanded and renovated museum. Admission is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information about this exhibit click HERE.

 

Feb
1
Thu
Annual Membership Drive – January-March @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Feb 1 – May 2 all-day

Join/Renew your Annual SCMM Membership today!

You, your family or your business can take pride in supporting the newly expanded and improved SOUTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM located in the heart of Georgetown’s historic district.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Museum Member car decal
  • Listing on the SCMM website
  • Early email notice of special events
  • Discounted admission to museum events such as “The Burning of the Socks”
  • An invitation to these exclusive events: the Wooden Boat Show Artist of the Year Reception and the Members’ Christmas Boat Parade Party and other events that occur during the year
  • 10% discount in Museum store
  • 10% discounted admission to History for Lunch lecture series
  • 10% discount and priority registration for Summer Youth Sailing Camp. Single Membership = 1 camper discount / Dual membership = 2 camper discounts / Family & Business Memberships = all children or grandchildren discounts
  • 10% discount on museum rental space for Family Members. 20% discount on museum rental space for Business Members
  • Business members will be listed on the SCMM website with their logo and a link to their website

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

We need volunteers! If you would like to join our volunteer staff please contact us at 843-520-0111 or email info@sc-mm.org.com.


 

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 individual full-time students or individual seniors 65 and over | $40

 


 

Membership Sign-Up

 

SCMM Membership
(For Business Membership)
(For Business Membership)
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 20.97MB
Max file size: 10 MB

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase a membership. When you arrive at PayPal, skip the "Log In" button on top and click on the gray "Pay with Credit or Debit Card" button on the bottom.
Sending
Shipwrecks of South Carolina exhibit @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Feb 1 2018 – Jan 31 2019 all-day

The “Shipwrecks of South Carolina” exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the newly expanded and renovated museum. Admission is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information about this exhibit click HERE.

 

Feb
28
Wed
History for Lunch – Harper Bond’s painting presented by Paige Sawyer @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Photo courtesy of South Strand News.

History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

The unique talent that Harper Bond shared with Georgetown around 1900 will be revealed in a fascinating and visual presentation followed by the viewing of this recently acquired and important acquisition to the maritime museum – an aerial view of Georgetown painted by Harper Bond as part of the display for the Georgetown booth at the Charleston Exposition of 1902.

Paige Sawyer is a native South Carolinian, a Georgetown photographer, a naturalist on the Carolina Rover and an avid student of history. He taught photography classes at Coastal Carolina in Georgetown many years before OLLI came along (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and through OLLI today continues the same along with offering walking and harbor history tours of Georgetown. Paige is married to the former Susan McDaniel and they are parents of two Citadel graduates and much prouder grandparents of a ninth generation South Carolinian grandson.

$20 for Lunch and Presentation | 10% discount for Museum and OLLI Members. Purchase tickets online here or  call Amy or Hope at 843-520-0111.  Seating is limited.

 


You do not need a PayPal account to purchase a membership. When you arrive at PayPal, skip the "Log In" button on top and click on the gray "Pay with Credit or Debit Card" button on the bottom.
Mar
1
Thu
Annual Membership Drive – January-March @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Mar 1 – May 30 all-day

Join/Renew your Annual SCMM Membership today!

You, your family or your business can take pride in supporting the newly expanded and improved SOUTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM located in the heart of Georgetown’s historic district.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Museum Member car decal
  • Listing on the SCMM website
  • Early email notice of special events
  • Discounted admission to museum events such as “The Burning of the Socks”
  • An invitation to these exclusive events: the Wooden Boat Show Artist of the Year Reception and the Members’ Christmas Boat Parade Party and other events that occur during the year
  • 10% discount in Museum store
  • 10% discounted admission to History for Lunch lecture series
  • 10% discount and priority registration for Summer Youth Sailing Camp. Single Membership = 1 camper discount / Dual membership = 2 camper discounts / Family & Business Memberships = all children or grandchildren discounts
  • 10% discount on museum rental space for Family Members. 20% discount on museum rental space for Business Members
  • Business members will be listed on the SCMM website with their logo and a link to their website

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

We need volunteers! If you would like to join our volunteer staff please contact us at 843-520-0111 or email info@sc-mm.org.com.


 

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 individual full-time students or individual seniors 65 and over | $40

 


 

Membership Sign-Up

 

SCMM Membership
(For Business Membership)
(For Business Membership)
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 20.97MB
Max file size: 10 MB

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase a membership. When you arrive at PayPal, skip the "Log In" button on top and click on the gray "Pay with Credit or Debit Card" button on the bottom.
Sending
Shipwrecks of South Carolina exhibit @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Mar 1 2018 – Feb 28 2019 all-day

The “Shipwrecks of South Carolina” exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the newly expanded and renovated museum. Admission is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information about this exhibit click HERE.

 

Mar
20
Tue
Board Meeting
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Board of Directors

Johnny Weaver – President

Sid Hood – Vice President

Lee Talbot – Treasurer

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
22
Thu
7th Annual Burning of the Socks and Gumbo Cook-Off @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

7th Annual Burning of the Socks

How to beat the winter blahs

You haven’t been on your boat (or on the links, or in the surf, etc.) since before Christmas. Tension is mounting, and you have little energy within you. You are eating more to relieve your stress. One effective way to lower these blahs, according to psychologists, is to relax. But the very best way to re-energize and increase your optimism is to BURN YOUR WINTER SOCKS.

How’s that?

Yes, you can both eat more and relax at the same time by burning your winter socks at the South Carolina Maritime Museum’s  “Burning of the Socks” celebration on Thursday, March 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, on the waterfront at 729 Front Street in Georgetown.

The event is a “fun”draiser for the museum, and you will be treated to a Gumbo Cook-Off with Georgetown restaurants competing for the title of “Best Gumbo”, beer, wine, live music by Solid Country Gold, and door prizes. The cost is only $30 each for members, $35 for non- (but soon to be) members.

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum or online HERE.  For any questions, call 843-520-0111.


But what’s the burning of the socks all about?

It’s become a coastal tradition, dating back to the mid-1980’s, starting in Annapolis. There, Bob Turner, who managed a boatyard, got tired of the winter blahs. While working on boats all winter, his socks collected sawdust, bottom paint, caulk, fiberglas resins, and other boat yard leavings. In other words, his socks would stand up when he took them off at night. One year, on the first day of Spring, he took off his socks, put them in a paint tray, sprinkled on some lighter fluid, lit them, and then had a beer to celebrate. The tradition began.

There are now sock burnings in other boating towns across the country. This will be the 7th annual in Georgetown and Captain Bob Turner, who now lives in Pawleys Island, will be our guest of honor.

To commemorate the tradition, “Ode to the Sock Burners” was composed by Jefferson Holland of Annapolis in 1995. The ode is read every year when the 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
1
Sun
Shipwrecks of South Carolina exhibit @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Apr 1 2018 – Mar 31 2019 all-day

The “Shipwrecks of South Carolina” exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the newly expanded and renovated museum. Admission is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information about this exhibit click HERE.

 

Apr
6
Fri
Private Party @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rehearsal Dinner