Deck the Halls

Help us to deck the halls of the LPH in holiday cheer!  The Thomas County Historical Society invites you to decorate a complete Christmas tree (star to skirt), a mantle, or a tablescape celebrating our community and its rich history. You are also welcome to reflect your organization or business in your decorations.

The decorations will be on display throughout the Lapham-Patterson House for the duration of the holiday season.  Our goal is to have all items in place in time for Victorian Christmas and the DAR Christmas Tea (December 14) and remain on display through the holiday season.

Please help us to bring holiday cheer to the Lapham-Patterson House and bring the home to life this holiday season! All participating organizations and businesses will be recognized on printed material and on social media.

If you are interested in participating, please email or call 229-226-7664

A Few Guidelines for Decorations:

  • Participants are asked to provide all materials necessary for their decorations including their own artificial trees, lights, extension cords, etc.
  • Decorations made from organic materials must be sustainable for the entirety of the holiday season: Dec.1-Jan.1 and require no maintenance from Society staff. This means no live trees, fresh fruits, or cut greenery or flowers please!
  • Participants are responsible for the set-up and breakdown of the displays in a timely manner.
  • Participants may be asked to complete a one-time “Loan Agreement” form provided by the Historical Society describing the items on display and any pertinent insurance information (if any).

The public is also invited to attend readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Lapham-Patterson House on Saturday, December 16, at 5pm and 6pm. Attendees are invited to explore the Lapham-Patterson House and the holiday decorations between 5pm and 7pm. This event is free and open to all.