EXPLORE Field Trips
On-Site Programs Incorporate
Each program incorporates the current Georgia Standards for Excellence for Social Studies, Grades 2-12. Our programs begin with a 10-minute introduction to local history topics using archival images and maps from the Museum’s collections. Instructors can choose three “rotations ” including the Lapham-Patterson House.
New in 2018
Basement & Fall-Out Shelter: The basement multi-purpose room of the Museum has undergone a full renovation and will be available as a “classroom” space. Included in this space is an authentic 1950s Fall Out Shelter, constructed by the Roberts family who lived at 725 N. Dawson from the late 1930s through the late 1960s.
Learning Garden: Located behind the Joyner House, the raised beds will supplement our interpretation of Thomas County’s agricultural past and features vegetables, herbs, and cotton!
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 4PM
Maximum of 60 Students Per Visit
Groups Larger than 60 must schedule a split visit.
Museum, Lapham-Patterson House, Flowers-Roberts House, Oliver C. Ewart Bowling Alley, Rufus Smith Log House, Emily Joyner House, Metcalfe Courthouse, Flowers Playhouse, Roberts Garage
Schools & Students Located in Thomas County: FREE
Outside of Thomas County:
Student: $1 | Chaperone: $3
The programs listed below reflect existing programs but if you are interested in creating a new theme or topic, please let us know!
Add-On Activities can be used in conjunction with tours of two (2) of the Museum’s historic buildings or the Lapham-Patterson House.
*$50/group. Please inform the Museum if there are any food allergy issues within your group before arrival as the group will be able to eat what they make.
For more information or to schedule your next program please complete the form below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the total number of students in your inquiry.