The Thomas County Historical Society is proud to host speakers whose research topics and writings explore the history, culture, ecology, and landscape of the Red Hills region.
September 5th: Dr. Chip Bragg, Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian
Dr. Chip Bragg leads the series on Tuesday, September 5 with a lecture based on his newest publication. Released in January 2017 by the University of South Carolina Press, Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian examines the sequence of events that resulted in his execution and the repercussions that event had on the political and military battle for American independence. Dr. Bragg is a practicing anesthesiologist in Thomasville, and this is his fourth book. Free & open to the public, 7:30pm.
September 19: Company C, 61st Georgia Infantry Living Historians, “A Soldier’s Life”
The second program in our series on Tuesday, September 19 will explore the experiences, motivations, and hardships of the Civil War Soldier. In, “A Soldier’s Life,” Jeremy Petrella and company will inhabit a reenactment of a Civil War encampment, portraying soldiers from both the Union and Confederate forces. Participants will learn more about the experiences on either side of the conflict through first-person narratives presented by the “soldiers” themselves. Participants are encouraged to interact with the reenactors. This program is appropriate for all ages. Free & open to the public, 7:30pm.
November 5th: Randy Rhea, Mifflin Paintings
All events will take place at the Museum of History, 725 N. Dawson Street, Thomasville, Georgia.