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A Note to Educators 2020-2021 Offerings

Like you, the History Center is adapting and re-imagining the services we offer to the community and striving to do it in safe, engaging, and useful ways. We are designing new, virtual offerings that we hope will supplement your curriculum and help to engage your students in new ways. We’re making progress on creating content for each of these categories in each historical era. Please visit our 2020-2021 Education page to learn more. 

At this time, we are unable to lend our travel trunks or offer most of our in-person experiences. Please contact us to discuss how we can best help you navigate your curriculum needs.  

ENRICH Traveling History Trunks

Our Travel Trunks have recently undergone an update! We have worked to make our curriculum correlations more current and improve the design of the trunk materials, please contact our Educator to borrow a trunk! 

The Travel Trunks listed below reflect existing programs. Please visit each trunk’s companion Pinterestpage for additional resources. If you are interested in a theme or topic not listed here, please let us know!

The First People: American Indians in South Georgia

Who were the first inhabitants of South Georgia? Thomas County was created December 24, 1825, but its historical significance goes much farther back in time. In fact, much of South Georgia is made of what land once inhabited by Creek Indians, who had occupied this area for hundreds of years before colonization, following the Treaty of FortJackson in 1814. Explore the culture, customs, and technology of our community’s first residents.

The Civil War

Thomas County was never the site of a Civil War battle, but the conflict left deep impacts on our community. Put yourself in the place of a Civil War soldier as you explore all sides of the conflict and discover the political, economic, cultural and regional roots of the crisis.

Reconstruction & the New South

Reconstruction refers to the rebuilding and reshaping of the United States following the trauma of secession and the Civil War. The social, economic, and political implications of this era extend far beyond that era. Explore the efforts by southern politicians and citizens to modernize the American South including  ongoing efforts to disenfranchise African-Americans and the splendor of Thomasville’s Resort Era.


How did the United States move from an isolationist platform of neutrality to fighting on the Western Front in the “war to end all wars”? Trace the changes in American foreign policy through the sinking of the Lusitania, to the Zimmerman Note, and to the declaration of War as you meet Thomasvillians with a front row seat to history.


Meet Thomasville’s World War II heroes of the Greatest Generation whose presence and involvement spanned from “the day that will live in infamy” to the peace celebrations at home and abroad.


Thomasville Treasures

This trunk includes an overview of Thomasville and Thomas County history, a complete mini-exhibit, and worksheet. 


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