Blue Star Museum Program


Memorial Day-Labor Day 2017

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.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.

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

Please check our calendar for updates regarding holiday closings and programming.