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.
November 5th: Randy Rhea, Mifflin Paintings
3pm-5pm, Thomas County Historical Society
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.
All events will take place at the Museum of History, 725 N. Dawson Street, Thomasville, Georgia.
The Museum of History will be open Sunday, September 10,2017 from Noon-4pm for Self-Guided tours only. Come explore the Museum and 8 historic structures as you complete our scavenger hunt (fun for kids and adults!). Self-guided admission: Adults, $5, Students (ages 6-17) $1, under 6 free.
Visiting Thomasville from out of town? Several local restaurants will be open! Check with the Visitors Center for a full list (229) 228-7977
Learn the ins and outs of wine making in South Georgia; presented by the Thomas County Historical Society and the Susina Plantation Winery as an extension of the popular Hands-On Heritage workshops, the Saturday, September 16th afternoon event is open to active members of the Historical Society and will last from 3pm-5pm. The program includes a guided tour of the vineyard and winery, as well as a tasting of the winery’s offerings in the dining room of the main house. Registration for this program is open now and current members of the Thomas County Historical Society may sign-up online using Eventbrite. Commemorative Susina Plantation Winery glasses will be available for purchase online with registration and at the event. Please contact the Programs and Membership Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-226-7664 for any questions regarding registration for this event or to check the status of your membership.