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October Issue 2003
Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Sets Planning Party for Future Exhibit on 1954 Hurricane Hazel
In preparation for the 50th Anniversary Exhibition remembering 1954 Hurricane Hazel, the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum and the Chapin Memorial Library will host a planning party on Oct. 12, 2003, from 2-4pm at the Art Museum located at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, SC. The public is invited to attend and share possible contributions to the exhibit, such as photographs, personal stories (before and after Hazel), artifacts, and related memorabilia. Loaned items for the exhibit will be collected over the next 12 months.
Hazel was born in the Caribbean Sea and quickly became a deadly hurricane, packing up to 130-mile-per-hour winds by the time she broadsided the Horry County coast of South Carolina on the morning of Oct. 15, 1954. She killed more than 1,200 people in the Caribbean, the United States, and Canada, before she finally died over Canada's Hudson Bay. Miraculously, South Carolina only experienced one death, although property damage was extensive all along the Grand Strand. Almost ever pier and beachfront building from Pawleys Island to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, was destroyed.
The exhibit will demonstrate not only the impact of the storm on the Grand Strand, but also the strength of the Grand Strand community in surviving and rebuilding after the Category 4 hurricane.
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