These kits include all the required materials and printed instructions. Some kits may require basic at-home supplies, like scissors, glue, or paint. The fee for these kits will depend on the materials but will be kept as low as possible.

Kits should be completed with adult supervision and age appropriateness is at the discretion of the parent/guardian.

How to Pick-Up: Kits may be picked up on the Friday of their release week from 10am-3pm. We will do our best to follow contactless pickup practices by using our side porch under the porte-cochere. If you cannot stop by during the designated pickup time, please indicate in the notes section of your order that you need to schedule an alternate time. We will do our best to accommodate you!

Join the Thomasville History Center as enjoy a lecture #fromthearchives. On June 4 at Noon, “The African American Middle Class in Thomasville in the Age of Booker T. Washington,” by Dr. Titus Brown, of the Florida A&M University will premiere on Facebook and YouTube @thomasvillehistory. Dr. Titus presented this program at the Thomasville History Center on March 28, 2006. 

The Thomasville History Center, the Thomasville Center for the Arts, and the Thomasville Visitor’s Center want to bring a little color and fun into your quarantine! All ages are invited to participate in the “Our Story” coloring contest featuring a design from the Thomasville History Center’s coloring book.

This contest will be open to participants in three categories: Littles (up to age 7), Middles (ages 8-17), and Bigs (ages 18+).

A panel of local professional artists from the Thomasville Center will choose the winners. The winner in each age bracket will receive a special Thomasville prize pack including goodies from the Thomasville Visitors Center and the Thomasville History Center.

If you do not have access to a printer, the History Center has limited quantities available for contactless pick up on the side porch of the Flowers-Roberts House, located at 725 N. Dawson Street. Look for a box labeled “Coloring Contest” under the portico. Do not forget to sanitize your hands after!

To enter the contest download and print the coloring page from thomasvillehistory.org/athome or pick up a printed copy, make it a masterpiece, and then tag us: @thomasvillehistory on Facebook and Instagram, @thomasvillearts on Facebook and Instagram, and the Visitor’s Center using @downtownthomasville on Facebook and @thomasvillega on Instagram. Please also include #ourstorytville so the community can follow along and see your beautiful creations!

Don’t forget to include your first name and your age category in the caption!

Completed coloring pages must be posted and tagged by end of day Friday, May 1. Winners will be announced the following week. Questions may be directed to amelia@thomascountyhistory.org.

Contest Rules:

Facebook Entries:

-tag @thomasvillehistory AND @downtownthomasville AND @thomasvillearts

-#ourstorytville

-Caption: Entrant’s first name and Age Bracket (Littles, Middles, Bigs)

 

Instagram Entries:

-tag @thomasvillehistory AND @thomasvillega AND @thomasvillearts

-#ourstorytville

-Caption: Entrant’s first name and Age Bracket (Littles, Middles, Bigs)

 

One entry per person

 

Submissions accepted April 13-May 1

 

Entries may be colored using any medium of your choosing: crayons, colored pencils, markers, watercolors, paints, etc. but the base page cannot be modified in any way (ie- hand drawn or reinterpreted in any way).

Print Coloring Page

 

Out of an abundance of caution, and with the health and safety of our guests, members, and staff in mind, we will be suspending all public programming and activities beginning March 14 and lasting through the month of April. This includes scheduled lectures, drop-in events, and workshops as well as field trips and daily tours at both the Lapham-Patterson House and the Thomasville History Center.

We invite you to stay tuned to our social media, @thomasvillehistory, for continued updates on when normal operations will resume and for rescheduled dates of programs when possible. For more information, please contact us at 229-226-7664.

Out of an abundance of caution, and with the health and safety of our guests, members, and staff in mind, we will be suspending all public programming and activities beginning March 14 and lasting through April 30. This includes scheduled lectures, drop-in events, and workshops as well as field trips and daily tours at both the Lapham-Patterson House and the Thomasville History Center.

We invite you to stay tuned to our social media, @thomasvillehistory, for continued updates on when normal operations will resume and for rescheduled dates of programs when possible. We will continue to post our daily photos from the archives and staff will be onsite. Please call us at 229-226-7664 for more information.

The Thomasville History Center is celebrating Rose Show & Festival’s past with a special edition of the popular “Do You Remember?” community conversation program on Thursday, April 23, at 10am online.

Part viewing party part conversation, the program will feature footage from early Rose Festival Parades that were recently digitized as a part of a 2019 Digital Library of Georgia Grant. Though silent, the films convey the community’s excitement for the first several parades and the growth of the event in the 1960s. The film footage was donated to the History Center by Joe May in 2005.

The program will be a digital event only.

“Thomas County: 101” is the perfect introduction to the story of Thomas County history for those new to the community and a refresher for longtime community members. Explore Thomasville and Thomas County’s evolution from the antebellum plantation era to the Resort Era and beyond.
This is the first of two lectures in our “Slides of March Lecture Series” which is held annually at the History Center. This lecture will be presented by Ephraim Rotter, Curator of Collections, Thomasville History Center. This program is presented free of charge and is open to all.
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