The Duke and Duchess of Windsor; an intimate look at their controversial lives
January 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$25
Please join the Thomasville History Center, Thomasville Landmarks and Thomas University for the Presentation: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor; an intimate look at their controversial lives by Rene Silvin. This acclaimed author will describe his unique friendship with the Duchess of Windsor and reveals untold stories of their friends’ infamous and dramatic lives. The presentation will be held Saturday, January 25th at 5:30 pm at Thomas University’s Flower Auditorium. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception with an opportunity to meet the author, follow by the presentation at 6:15 pm. Tickets: $25 (includes the reception and presentation).
A private dinner will also be held at the Glen Arven Country Club following the presentation. Tickets are $100 per person. Tickets to the dinner include admission to the presentation at Thomas University.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Thomasville History Center and Thomasville Landmarks. To purchase tickets contact: www.thomasvillelandmarks.org/events.
Thomasville History Center
The Thomasville History Center was formed in 1952 and opened a museum within the Flowers-Roberts House in 1972. Since 1972, the Thomasville History Center’s collections have grown to include more than 500,000 artifacts and archival materials and eight historic structures. The History Center, in partnership with the state of Georgia, also operates the historic Lapham-Patterson House. Our board, staff, and growing membership invite you to join us in our dedication to ensuring that the appreciation of our unique history remains an intrinsic and unbroken thread connecting the past and future through settings that advance our story. Find us on Instagram and Facebook using @thomasvillehistory to follow our daily updates on current programs, research projects, and images from our photographic archives.
Located in the beautiful historic city of Thomasville, Georgia, Thomas University is a regionally accredited, non-profit university whose mission is to provide an educational experience that explores and develops each student’s full potential. Situated on 75 acres just 30 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida, TU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees at our main campus, online and satellite locations in Tallahassee and across Georgia.
Thomasville Landmarks is a non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of the architecture, history and heritage of the Thomas County area.
Richard René Silvin
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in 1970 and an MBA from Cornell in 1972, he spent 25 years in the investor-owner hospital industry. Since retiring after surviving a late stage cancer, René has published five books. These include a memoir about his friendship with the late Duchess of Windsor; a history of Palm Beach, Florida seen through the eyes of the famous society architect, Addison Mizner; and a historical novel about the 1930’s French line flagship, the SS Normandie.
René lives Palm Beach, FL and is listed in Who’s Who in the World (1988).
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