Ark Plantation

Delores Nicholson sits beneath one of the oaks in an event at Ark Plantation Park in Surfside Beach on Saturday. The plantation measured a little more than 3,000 acres in 1838. Photo by Janet Morgan/

Folks gathered at 3rd Avenue South and South Willow Drive in Surfside Beach Saturday for this year’s Living History Day. The event at Ark Plantation Park sought to teach the community about history at the site of what was once an indigo plantation that dates back to the 1700s. Different descendants of those who lived at the plantation, including slaves there, were in attendance. Members of the town historical society and volunteers dressed in period outfits and shared stories. Activities were offered such as a butter churning station and demonstrations of things like artifacts uncovered through an archaeological dig and rag quilting.

Janet Morgan is the editor of the Myrtle Beach Herald. Contact her at 843-488-7258 or at


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