Making homemade biscuits like it’s 1930 at L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Biscuits were on the table for every meal during the early 1900's. Learn exactly how they were made way back when.

Ahhh the good ole’ days!  Things move a little slower at L.W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway, South Carolina.  The farm depicts what life was like in Horry County between 1900 and 1955.  In addition to being able to visit the farm, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in numerous demonstrations.  We caught up with Marion Calder, Public Education Specialist with the Horry County Museum.  We were so excited when she offered to share their biscuit making demonstration with us.

So, why the biscuits?  For starters, biscuits would make their way on the table for every meal during this time period.  They also only required 3 simple ingredients, two of which came from the farm.  Plus, let’s face it, every southerner knows a good biscuit always hits the spot!


  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. lard
  • 2 c. flour
  • Mix ingredients together with your hands.  Be careful not to over mix.  Form into balls, slightly flatten, be careful to make sure there are no cracks in the top.  Bake until golden brown.

Come along with us to the early 1900’s at L.W. Paul Living History Farm.  To enjoy a demonstration yourself, and get an even better understanding of what life was like during this time period, you can visit the farm too.  It’s free and open to the public!

Farm hours:

Tue – Sat:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Events coming up include Smokehouse Day:

January 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Visit the L.W. Paul Living History Farm to celebrate the pig! Winter was the time of year for curing pork on the farm and a season when the family was dependent on home preserved foods during the cold winter months. Join us as staff and volunteers demonstrate how pork was preserved and prepared on the family farm during the early twentieth century in Horry County. Demonstrations will include smoking and salting meat, making pork sausage, cooking on a wood burning stove, making lye soap, grinding grits, blacksmithing and more.

This free event will be held January 25th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is located at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, South Carolina.

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