HANDS-ON & IMMERSIVE OPPORTUNITIES Camps & Workshops
June 6-10, 2022
Each day brings new adventures and museum mischief as campers immerse themselves in Thomas County history!
Campers will get hands-on with history, conducting an archaeology dig in the History Center’s backyard, testing their skills in the Log House kitchen, tending a pioneer garden, “meeting” Civil War soldiers, and much more while they explore the evolution of our community.
Open to Rising 1st through Rising 6th Graders
June 21-23, 2022
The Thomasville History Center and Thomasville Landmarks are present a special 3-day camp experience at the Lapham-Patterson House for rising 5th through rising 7th graders.
Campers will explore the Dawson Street Historic District architecture, the stories of the families who lived there, and historic preservation. Taking inspiration from the neighborhood, campers will each design and “construct” a house using cardboard boxes and mixed materials.
Collectively, the campers’ creations will be arranged in a temporary diorama and remain on display at the Lapham-Patterson House through August.
Camp Dawson: Fall Break Edition
October 11, 2021
We are gearing up for a Fall Break day camp full of crafts, games, and interactive fun at Camp Dawson: Fall Break Edition 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 the Smith Homestead as our “classroom,” campers will explore pioneer culture by going “back to basics!” Camp Dawson: Fall Break Edition takes place on October 11, 2021 at the Thomasville History Center.
Registration opens on September 1 for all interested participants in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
$50 per camper; Maximum: 16 campers
Fees include snacks & all supplies
Scholarships Application Deadline: 2-3 weeks before camp begins.
Scholarship assistance is available for camp experiences. To apply, please download and return the application below.
Workshops & Drop-Ins Offered throughout the year
Make History Workshops & Drop-Ins
Kits & All Age Activities
Check out our Make History craft kits, available for purchase through our online store. Kits can be picked up at the History Center or shipped upon request. Contact us to make arrangements.
Hands-On Heritage Workshops
Under the instruction of an expert, crafters will learn a historically-inspired craft form from start to finish. Workshops generally last 2 hours but more intensive projects may take more time.
Double Bottom Baskets
October 9, 10am-3pm
Craft Difficulty Level: 4-5 (see our rating system below for more information)
Craft Difficulty Scale
To help you decide if a craft activity is right for you, we’ve developed a difficulty scale that ranges from 1 to 5 with 1 being the easiest and most appropriate for all ages, and 5 being the most difficult and appropriate for experienced crafters. Program descriptions for Make History and Hands-On Heritage Workshops will each receive a rating on the scale.