We are gearing up for another amazing year of crafts, games, and interactive fun at Camp Dawson and Camp LPH hosted by the Thomasville History Center. For more than twenty years, campers have gotten “hands-on” with history on the grounds of the History Center.
Using the History Center’s backyard and eight historic structures as our “classroom,” Camp Dawson will journey through Thomas County history meeting early explorers, Native American tribes, pioneer settlers, Civil War soldiers, Victorian Resort-goers, and more! The week will culminate with the unveiling of an exhibit curated by the campers. Camp Dawson takes place June 3-7, 2019 at the Thomasville History Center. Registration is open for all interested participants in rising third through rising sixth grades. Drop-off for summer camp begins at 8:45am and pick-up is at 4pm. Fees include all materials, snacks, and a camp shirt. Fees: Members $125, Non-Members $150.
Camp LPH will lift off June 18-20 at the Lapham-Patterson House. This three day mini-camp will introduce campers to the arts, crafts, culture, and games of the Victorian Era and Thomasville’s Resort Era. Camp culminates in the campers’ construction and launch of miniature hot air balloons in the Lapham-Patterson House backyard. Drop-off for summer camp begins at 8:45am and pick-up is at 4pm. Fees include all materials and snacks. Fees: Members $100, Non-Members $125.
Scholarship assistance is available and applications will be accepted until May 10. Please contact the Thomasville History Center directly for more information regarding the scholarship application process. Visit www.thomasvillehistory.org to register or find our events on Facebook for a link to the ticketing pages.
Located at 725 N. Dawson Street, the Thomasville History Center offers a unique, historical setting for hands-on history. With more than two acres of property and eight historic structures open for exploration, it offers all guests the chance to step back in time to another era in Thomas County’s history. Since 1998, “history camp” has entertained, amazed, and encouraged more than five hundred local children to get hands-on with history. With the addition of a mini-camp at the Lapham-Patterson House in 2013, the enthusiasm for exploring our shared community history has continued to grow.
The Thomasville History Center was formed in 1952 and opened a museum within the Flowers-Roberts House in 1972. Since 1972, the Thomasville History Center’s collections have grown to include more than 500,000 artifacts and archival materials and eight historic structures. The History Center, in partnership with the state of Georgia, also operates the historic Lapham-Patterson House. Our board, staff, and growing membership invite you to join us in our dedication to ensuring that the appreciation of our unique history remains an intrinsic and unbroken thread connecting the past and future through settings that advance our story.
For more information, please call 229-226-7664 or visit www.thomasvillehistory.org. Follow the Society on social media to stay up to date on all the fun: Instagram & Facebook: @ThomasvilleHistory.