Records and Artifact Preservation
We are committed to preserving records and artifacts from the North Myrtle Beach Area. Through partnerships with the North Myrtle Beach Area Museum, Horry County Historical Society, and Horry County Archives Center we are able to record, and archive historical photos, documents, and items, safely preserving them and return original copies back to their owners.
Natural History Education
Our natural history is part of what makes North Myrtle Beach so special. From the maritime forest and saltwater swash that George Washington traversed during his Southern tour to our spectacular beaches and oceans teeming with sea life, residents and visitors to this area have long interacted with and depended upon North Myrtle Beach’s natural resources. We are dedicated to preserving this rich history through raising awareness and money for the purchase and preservation of endangered places.
We believe that history is made every day and the actions we take today and every day, like reducing our use of single-use plastics, preserving and planting native vegetation, and adopting sustainable landscaping and building practices, will create a rich history for tomorrow. We are always looking to get involved and engage with our North Myrtle Beach area community and beyond.
We're always looking for passionate volunteers! Help us preserve the history and future of the places we love.
NMBHPS at Grand Strand 6th Annual Surfrider's Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Competition
Ocean Park Adoption and Beach Cleanups
In 2018 NMBHPS adopted Ocean Park through the City of North Myrtle Beach's Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Program Adopt-a-Beach Access Program. In addition to cleaning and maintaining the site, we recently received a $1,000 grant to plant an educational native plant garden and coastal maritime forest at the beach access. NMBHPS members regularly walk the nearby beach, which they have also adopted through SC DHEC, picking up trash and loggin it in SC DHEC's MyCoast app.
Saving Ingram Dunes
Ingram Dunes, in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, has been enjoyed by locals for the past 70+ years. The 9.4-acre site, covered in a 50-foot tall relic dune system and coastal maritime forest, is believed to have been used by the Waccamaw Indian People and is close to the path George Washington followed on his Southern Tour.
NMBHPS has been hosting fundraisers and attending community outreach events in an effort to preserve this historic property. In May 2018 NMBHPS hosted Save Ingram Dunes Gala at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum. $8,000 was raised and pledged to the City of North Myrtle Beach for the purchase of the property. Today our fundraising efforts continue.
NMBHPS revived a historic Ocean Drive photo backdrop for Save Ingram Dunes Gala