Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies
The purpose of the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies is to involve faculty, students, and the community in the rich heritage of the local area along the beautiful and historic Waccamaw River which runs from North Carolina, passes the University, and goes down to Georgetown, South Carolina. Boasting a wide array of public programs, the center also conducts archaeological investigations, with the help of students who receive academic credit, on historic and prehistoric sites and coordinates research in a number of areas, including colonial life, slavery, the Revolutionary War, and the history of Myrtle Beach and the surrounding territory. Students who are so inclined may participate in the research through formal course work or independent study and avail themselves of the center's bountiful sources.
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Dr. Eldred "Wink" Prince Jr.