Immerse: History Camps | Thomas County Historical Society & Museum of History

Immerse: History Camps

The Thomas County Historical Society offers several ways for families and children to immerse themselves in the history of our community.  Annual summer camp programming and monthly Make History at the Museum allows kids to get hands-on with history!


Mark Your Calendars!

Camp Dawson 

at the Museum of History

June 5-9, 2017

Each day brings new adventures and museum mischief as campers immerse themselves in Thomas County history!

Campers will get hands-on with history, conducting an archaeology dig in the Museum backyard, testing their skills in the Log House kitchen, tending a pioneer garden, “meeting” Civil War soldiers, and much more while they explore the evolution of our community.

See what we’ve learned on the last day of camp with a performance open to family and friends!

Open to rising 3rd – rising 6th graders
Members: $100 ~ Non-Members: $125
Fees include snacks, beverages, camp shirt, & all supplies

Eventbrite - Camp Dawson


 Camp LPH

at the Lapham-Patterson House

June 20-22, 2017

The Lapham-Patterson House and its residents have been witness to the evolution of history, art, games, and technology over its more than one hundred year history. Join us as we explore turn of the century life that existed within and outside its walls…

Campers will construct and launch hot air balloons on the last day of camp inspired by the c.1886 balloon launch held in Thomasville.
Open to rising 3rd – rising 6th graders

Members: $100 ~ Non-Members: $125
Fees include snacks, beverages, & all supplies

Eventbrite - Camp LPH

Camp registration information will be mailed to members of the Thomas County Historical Society soon.  At that time, rising 3rd through 6th graders may register for both Camp Dawson and Camp LPH. To join or renew your membership, please visit  Priority registration will be given to members of the Historical Society and will open to the public soon after.

Registration Open! 

Priority registration for Historical Society Members will continue through mid-April.  Following that date, registration will open to all interested campers.  Registration is first come, first served and camp fees must be paid in full to reserve your spot.