Thomasville Landmarks and the Thomas County Museum of History are joining forces to host an interactive tour of Thomasville’s Resort Era hotspots as they kick off their upcoming fall fundraising events season. The tour will highlight the hotels which catered to the abundance of transient winter residents during the second half of the 19th century. This is a free event and open to the public, however space is limited so reservations are encouraged.
Mystery at the Museum
5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Mystery at the Museum
Saturday October 15, 2016
6pm, Cocktails & Witnesses
7:30pm, Dinner catered by J.B. Crumbs & Live Auction
To celebrate the 14th annual dinner we are going to immerse you in a truly “unlucky” event in Thomasville’s history- the burning of the Piney Woods Hotel. Please join us on Saturday October, 15, 2016 to experience Mystery at the Museum as you interact with a cast of “witnesses” to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the destruction of the famous hotel in April 1906. Even 110 years later, the exact cause of the fire is unknown, so help us figure out what really happened while you enjoy dinner under the stars on the Museum grounds.
The Cotton Pickin’ Plein Air Paint Out is an annual, free, open-admission arts event held in the South Georgia towns of Boston and Thomasville.
Art is created in the open air—in cotton fields, historic downtowns, local farms, majestic plantations—by all levels of artists in any desired medium. This lively weekend for artists culminates in a Sunday afternoon sale at the Thomas County Museum of History on October 23, 2016 from 3:30-5 PM.
Proceeds from sales at this event will be used establish a non-profit to further the preservation and expansion of local artists’ plain air work in our region.
Join us October 28th, October 29th, and October 31st as we revive a longstanding Halloween tradition at the Lapham-Patterson House: The Raven. Marty Willet, first curator of the Lapham-Patterson House will provide a dramatic reading of the Edgar Allen Poe classic at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.
The Bookshelf will host a “pop-up” shop in the parlor of the Lapham-Patterson House featuring books inspired by Poe and the Halloween season!
Parking available on Dawson Street.
Tales from the Lapham- Patterson House: A Night of Haunts, Secrets, & Local Lore Adult Only Tour
The Thomas County Historical Society is proud to revive the long-standing tradition of celebrating tricks, treats, and all things Halloween at the Lapham-Patterson House this fall. For decades, the annual reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” delighted generations of Thomasville residents. The first Lapham-Patterson House Curator, Marty Willett, will assume the role of Edgar Allen Poe for the 6pm recitation on Friday October 28, Saturday October 29, and Monday October 31st. The Bookshelf will host a “pop-up” shop at the Lapham-Patterson House featuring works by Edgar Allen Poe and other seasonal titles for readers of all ages. Willett, as Mr. Charles Lapham, will lead two reservations-only tours- 8pm and 10pm. Tours will explore the Lapham-Patterson House, and include its history and local lore. The 8pm tour is open to guests of all ages and admission fees for this tour will be $10 for anyone 18 and over, and $5 for guests aged 6 to 17. The 10pm tour is adults only- no persons under age 18. Both tours are limited in size so those interested in participating should make reservations early. Tickets are available at https://squareup.com/store/shopLPH.