Thomas County Historical Museum

Another beautiful week down here in Southern Georgia. Most days of been getting up in the 70s evenings down in the 40s or 50s. Earlier this week I took a ride into Thomasville, to check out the Thomas County Museum. The museum is located in the 1923 Flowers-Roberts House located at 725 North Dawson St. in Thomasville, Georgia. It’s a beautiful brick structure built in 1923. The building contains more than 35 exhibits about the history of Thomas County, as well as documents, photos and three-dimension activities that provide the material evidence of what happened in Thomas County’s past.

Photo the front of the building.

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Photo from the rear.

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Beautiful fountain in the front yard.

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 For just five dollars you can get a guided tour of the grounds and buildings on the property. They will give a personal tour to as many guests as arrive for larger groups they prefer prearranged tours. The tour begins with a 20 minute video documenting Thomas County’s history with an emphasis on Victorian-era hotels and dozens of plantation scattered around Thomas County. After viewing the documentary on the Thomas County area, your guide will take you on a tour of the grounds and several of the buildings that are there. The first building we went to was in 1870 log home, from the Rufus Smith family moved to the grounds in 1974. This provides you with a look back in history of farming life in the 1800s. Photos of the log farmhouse.

One of the other buildings on the property is the 1896 Oliver Ewart bowling alley. This was built to entertain the winter residents who own the Museum property from 1893 to 1900.

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In the 1940s Roberts’ garage which currently houses two Model T cars, it also houses a 1921 fire engine the original fire engine for Thomasville Georgia in need of repair. There are two Victorian era carriages stored here too.

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After a guided tour of the grounds you’re welcome back to the main house to roam at your leisure on self-guided tour. You can roam the grounds and in the main house as much as you’d like. Here are some photos of the inside of the house.

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Over the years there have been many important people touring the Thomasville area here’s a newspaper article of when Pres. Eisenhower came on a hunting trip.

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Well I hope you enjoyed the little tour of the Thomas County museum, there are many more historical homes in downtown Thomasville. At the Thomasville visitor center you can pick up a walking tour map of this area showing where these homes are located in a brief history of them. So if you get the Thomasville area I suggest taking in some of these beautiful homes. With the holidays coming I will soon be heading back to Wisconsin to be with my family over Christmas, I will be spending January for sure in Wisconsin after this warm encounter here in the South I think it will feel extra cold. After that I’m not sure where I’ll be headed, but I hope life holds some interesting adventures for me. 🙂  

 

 

 

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One comment

  1. Don’t worry, it is very warm here for this time of the year… It will be in the 50s today! If there was a year to be up north, this would be it… At least so far.

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