A Note from the Thomasville History Center
In celebration of the centennial Rose Show & Festival this April 22-24, we will open the doors of the front of the museum for a special exhibition of Rose Queen gowns, and other Rose Festival items from our collections. The rest of the exhibits are still under construction and will re-open soon! Our grounds and historic buildings are open for self-guided tours each day from 10am until 4pm. A donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated.
The Lapham-Patterson is open on Fridays and Saturdays. Please review our re-opening informationbefore your arrival. Visitors must follow all CDC recommendations for social distancing, face coverings, and hand hygiene during their visit. Scavenger hunts are available for guests to enjoy as they explore.
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Grab a lunch and join the Thomas County Public Library for a stimulating lecture! This month, Ephraim Rotter, Collections Curator at the Thomasville History Center will give a review of some of Thomasville’s most enduring common knowledge, folklore, and legends, as well as some lesser-known folklore occasionally asked about at the History Center.Physical distancing is […]
This year, our Annual Meeting is going digital. Join us for a recap of the Thomasville History Center’s accomplishments in 2020, the election of new Board Members, and a brief presentation. Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to turn on your cameras; just log on, and listen in! Voting will be handled in the chatbox and […]
Calling all crafters! Join us as we make a little holiday cheer at the Lapham-Patterson House for a special edition of our Hands-On Heritage Workshop series. Experienced crafter Leslie Johnson will guide us through the steps to turn a few simple materials into a unique ornament on Saturday, December 5 from 10am until 12pm. All […]
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 […]
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! […]
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