History Center, Lapham-Patterson House join Museum Day | Local News
The Thomasville History Center and Lapham-Patterson House will open free to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 18 starting at 10 a.m. as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a national celebration of unlimited curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Tickets for Museum Day are available for download at Smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will receive one free entry for two people to a participating location of their choice. Only one ticket is allowed per email address and tickets can only be used at one location. Additional persons not included in the Museum Day ticket office will be billed at the normal admission rate.
The Thomasville History Center is located at 725 N. Dawson St. and features exhibits in the historic Flowers-Roberts House. The History Center is open to visits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Lapham-Patterson House guided tour includes the entirety of the 1885 Resort-Era chalet and the stories of the house’s many residents. Guests of the Lapham-Patterson House are encouraged to come on top of the hour. Please note that tours are available at the Lapham-Patterson House at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
For more information on upcoming programs at the Thomasville History Center, find him on Instagram and Facebook using @thomasvillehistory to follow daily updates on current programs, research projects and images from his photo archive. . Further information is available at www.thomasvillehistory.org or by calling (229) 226-7664.
The Thomasville History Center was established in 1952 and opened as a museum within Flowers-Roberts House in 1972. Since 1972, the Thomasville History Center collections have grown to include over 500,000 artefacts and archival materials and eight historic structures. The History Center, in partnership with the State of Georgia, also operates the historic Lapham-Patterson House. Its board of directors, staff and growing membership invite you to join us in our dedication as the History Center enriches the community through the exploration and discovery of its history, people and stories. .
A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, is available at Smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search. For more information on Museum Day Live, please visit Smithsonianmag.com/museumday.