The Thomas County Historical Society is proud to announce our participation in the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017. Military families will have access to both the Thomas County Museum of History and the Lapham-Patterson House.
This year, more than 2,000 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative. Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer.
Tours are available at the Museum of History Monday-Saturday, 10am to 4pm, Guided and Self-Guided tours available. Tours are available at the Lapham-Patterson House Friday afternoons from 1pm-4pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. To schedule a visit for a group of 10 or more to either the Museum of History or the Lapham-Patterson House please contact the Museum of History at 229-226-7664 or e-mail email@example.com.
Please check our calendar for updates regarding holiday closings and programming.
The doors of the 1896 O.C. Ewart Bowling Alley, on the property of the Museum of History, will open to the public for a night of fun and friendly competition on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Two teams of four adults (ages 21+) will have the opportunity to play two full games of ten-pin bowling in the historic alley.
Due to the limited space for this event, only two teams will be able to bowl but each participant may bring along a “plus one” to observe the fun.
Registration is open to all adults (ages 21+)and participants are encouraged to have their team of four adults secured prior to signing up. The fee is $25 per person and is due when you register. To sign-up your team, please contact Ephraim at firstname.lastname@example.org.