Election night will be here faster than you think! That means the Thomasville History Center is making preparations for the 28th Annual Pilau Dinner.

Prepared and served on the History Center’s grounds over open fires in cast iron kettles, proceeds from this traditional southern supper support the programs and preservation of our community’s rich history.

Tickets for #Pilau2020 will go on sale in September. More details to come!

We’re opening up one of our favorite Camp Dawson traditions to the community for a special edition of Make History. All ages are invited to bring their own freshly-washed white cotton item (maximum of 2 items per person) to dye and we will walk you through the steps to make your own tie-dye masterpiece!
 
To participate: Please sign up for a time slot below. Each slot will have maximum availability of 6 crafters. Adults or children accompanying a crafter who does not plan to participate do not need to be counted towards the time slot or pay the registration fee.  We will accept drop-in crafters between 2pm and 3pm on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
After you’ve reserved your time slot, please finalize your reservation by submitting your participation fee found in our Shop: $8 per crafter.
 
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Save the Date! October 15, 2020

Support the Thomasville History Center and local small businesses one crate at a time! 

This fall, the Thomasville History Center is offering an alternative to the traditional fundraising dinner. Instead of a seated dinner on our grounds, we will provide a curated crate of local foods, and you provide the plate! 

Enjoy your meal at home or at a picnic site of your choosing. 

Sponsorships Available. Contact us at 229.226.7664 or history@rose.net for more information

Learn more about the event

Presented by Dr. Wendy Harrison of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on March 24, 2015 at the Thomasville History Center. Dr. Harrison’s program explores the rich history of the Thomasville Study Class, an organization of prominent local women who met and discussed literary, historical, and scientific topics for more than 50 years and were agents of great change in the Thomasville community.

From the African American Historic Resources Survey conducted in 1993 under the management of Thomasville Landmarks and this recording was added to the collections of the Thomasville History Center. The survey identified portions of the City of Thomasville with significant historic resources affiliated with the city’s black residents. As a part of the survey, interviews with leading members of the African American community were conducted and recorded. The survey included a study of the structures found within three geographic areas in the city and a summary of the architectural styles found in each. This recorded features memories of four African American women of their lives in Thomasville and Thomas County in the early to the mid-20th century. Nancy Tinker, then Executive Director of Thomasville Landmarks, interviews Princetta Hadley Green, Lucille Glenn Morris, Ornatha Wright Murray, & Sadie Gibson.

Presented September 29, 1996 by Charles Balfour at the Thomasville History Center.

We’re opening up one of our favorite Camp Dawson traditions to the community for a special edition of Make History.
All ages are invited to bring their own freshly-washed white cotton item to dye and we will walk you through the steps to make your own tie-dye masterpiece!
To participate: Please sign up for a time slot here. Each slot will have maximum availability of 8 crafters. Adults or children accompanying a crafter who does not plan to participate do not need to be counted towards the time slot. Complete your reservation by submitting payment. After you’ve reserved your time slot, please finalize your reservation by submitting your participation fee found in our Shop: $8 per crafter.
The History Center has a limited number of Camp Dawson shirts leftover (never worn) in Adult and Youth sizes. If you would like us to provide you with a shirt, please pre-order as soon as possible and we will have it ready and waiting for you to dye. The shirts will be $5 each. Shirts can be reserved here.