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Ed Kelly Collection: Voter registration drive in front of Commercial Bank, June 10, 1972 ...

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Flowers are blooming, days are longer, and it’s time for a celebration! All ages are invited to join us at the Lapham-Patterson House for a special weekday edition of Make History! Tuesday, March 20th, for a “Salute to Spring.”

March 20th is the vernal equinox, a day marking the start of spring and a day in which there are equal day and night hours. On this day each year, a unique phenomenon occurs on the third floor of the Lapham-Patterson House. Science, history, and creativity collide for a unique celebration of spring’s arrival.

To view nature’s trick of light and shadow, please visit the Lapham-Patterson House between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. The peak viewing hour for the “Equinox Effect” is 4:00-5pm. In addition to viewing the light show, we will explore the wonders of the equinox and the powers of light through experiments and activities.

Together, we will test the boundaries of science and gravity-perhaps possible only on this day each year. We will also discover the relationship between color and light through the design of your own stained glass window, like those found in the Lapham-Patterson House.

This event is presented at no charge and all are welcome.
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A Salute to Spring

March 20, 2018, 3:30pm - March 20, 2018, 5:30pm

Flowers are blooming, days are longer, and it’s time for a celebration! All ages are invited to join us at the Lapham-Patterson House for a special weekday edition of Make History! Tuesday, March 20th, for a “Salute to Spring.” March 20th is the vernal equinox, a day marking the start of spring and a day in which there are equal day and night hours. On this day each year, a unique phenomenon occurs on the third floor of the Lapham-Patterson House. Science, history, and creativity collide for a unique celebration of spring’s arrival. To view nature’s trick of light and shadow, please visit the Lapham-Patterson House between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. The peak viewing hour for the “Equinox Effect” is 4:00-5pm. In addition to viewing the light show, we will explore the wonders of the equinox and the powers of light through experiments and activities. Together, we will test the boundaries of science and gravity-perhaps possible only on this day each year. We will also discover the relationship between color and light through the design of your own stained glass window, like those found in the Lapham-Patterson House. This event is presented at no charge and all are welcome.

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On March 27th, the second lecture in our "Slides of March" Series reaches to our more recent past and a unique architectural feature added to many homes and public buildings during the Cold War.

Landmarks’ Preservations Programs Manager, Sophia Latz, will present “Duck & Cover: the Architecture of Fallout Shelters.” This program will be presented in the newly renovated Flowers-Roberts Basement at the Thomasville History Center.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the fallout shelter which was constructed with the basement in the late 1940s. Please note that the basement entrance is below ground level and attendees will have to navigate stairs to enter.

If accessibility is a concern, please contact the Thomasville History Center in advance so that we may do our best to accommodate your needs.

A Thomasville native, Latz is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and she loves the scent of Flowers Bakery wafting through downtown.
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Duck & Cover: the Architecture of Fallout Shelters

March 27, 2018, 7:30pm - March 27, 2018, 8:30pm

On March 27th, the second lecture in our "Slides of March" Series reaches to our more recent past and a unique architectural feature added to many homes and public buildings during the Cold War. Landmarks’ Preservations Programs Manager, Sophia Latz, will present “Duck & Cover: the Architecture of Fallout Shelters.” This program will be presented in the newly renovated Flowers-Roberts Basement at the Thomasville History Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the fallout shelter which was constructed with the basement in the late 1940s. Please note that the basement entrance is below ground level and attendees will have to navigate stairs to enter. If accessibility is a concern, please contact the Thomasville History Center in advance so that we may do our best to accommodate your needs. A Thomasville native, Latz is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and she loves the scent of Flowers Bakery wafting through downtown.

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Ed Kelly Collection: Poll workers and other government officials (MIchael Herndon? Curtis Thomas?) waiting for the results of a runoff election for the Thomas County Board of Commissioners, August 29, 1972 ...

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Ed Kelly Collection: Poll workers at a low turnout runoff election for the Thomasville City Commission, December 16, 1975 ...

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