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Our Story

Our journey started with the aim to document the history of Thomas County and has evolved into our current role as a museum and research center. The story of Thomasville is just unfolding, and we are grateful to have you on this journey with us.

The Story of the History Center

The Thomasville History Center was formed in 1952 and opened the museum within the Flowers-Roberts House in 1972. Since 1972, the 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 enriching the community through the exploration and discovery of its history, people, and stories.

The History Center has a vision to be the gateway for the history of the Red Hills region. We are uniquely positioned to provide historical context to the past and we aim to be a vital part of the unfolding future of this storied and distinctive geographic and cultural region. Our goal is to connect regional historical resources and ensure that they are relevant, dynamic, diverse, and most importantly…accessible.

Staff & Board



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