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Personal Memberships

Since 1952, the Thomasville History Center has worked to collect, preserve, and share the story of Thomasville, Thomas County, and its people. With your help, we can continue to preserve our past and inspire our future!

Membership dues comprise 15% of our operating budget and they are augmented through a generous grant that affords us $1 for every $2 that we can raise; these funds are integral to our existence. 

  • Memberships are valid 365 days from the date of purchase
  • Benefits extend to up to 5 members of your immediate family. Please include all names when submitting your membership information by mail or online.
  • Enjoy free admission to the Thomasville History Center and Lapham-Patterson House for members and guests (members must be present at the time of visit)
  • 10% discount on books and merchandise online and at the History Center using the annual coupon code found on your renewal acknowledgment
  • Reciprocal membership benefits such as free or reduced admission and gift shop discounts at institutions across the region and nation through our partnership with SERM and NARM. (See below for details)
  •  Members receive priority registration for our special events and programs
  • And a subscription to our quarterly newsletter the Hourglass.  
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Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM)

Sponsored by the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC). Benefits available for all members Present your membership card at participating institutions to receive benefits. Check before you visit to confirm the venue’s participation.

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North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)

Benefit available for Patron ($100) members and above only. Present your membership card with gold NARM sticker at participating institutions to receive benefits. Check before you visit to confirm the venue’s participation.

Business Membership

  • Memberships are valid 365 days from the date of purchase
  • Members receive a subscription to our quarterly newsletter the Hourglass
  • Business Patron and above members are listed in each edition of the Hourglass and on our Supporters & Partners page

Pet Membership

All Pet Members will receive:

  • Pet Memberships are valid 365 days from the date of purchase
  • Pet members will be listed in the Fall Hourglass and in the Annual Report 
  • A gift item

“Trusty Sidekicks” will receive an invitation for up to 3 transportable pets to a special pet-friendly event.

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