This spring, the Thomasville History Center invites you to engage your curiosity at “The Slides of March,” our annual lecture series.
On March 27th, the second lecture reaches to our more recent past and a unique architectural feature added to many homes and public buildings during the Cold War. Landmarks’ Preservations Programs Manager, Sophia Latz, will present “Duck & Cover: the Architecture of Fallout Shelters.” This program will be presented in the newly renovated Flowers-Roberts Basement at the Thomasville History Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the fallout shelter which was constructed with the basement in the late 1940s. Please note that the basement entrance is below ground level and attendees will have to navigate stairs to enter. If accessibility is a concern, please contact the Thomasville History Center in advance so that we may do our best to accommodate your needs. A Thomasville native, Latz is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and she loves the scent of Flowers Bakery wafting through downtown.
The lecture will begin at 7:30pm at the Thomasville History Center located at 725 N. Dawson Street. This program is presented free of charge and is open to all. General parking is available on Dawson Street and accessible parking is available in the lot located at the end of the History Center’s driveway.
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.
You can find them on Instagram and Facebook using @thomasvillehistory to follow our daily updates on current programs, research projects, and images from our photographic archives.
For more information, please visit www.thomasvillehistory.org or call 229-226-7664.
Additional Programs Presented by the Thomasville History Center:
- April 14: Walking with the Mastodons, A members-only excursion to Wakulla Springs State Park, 11am-2pm. Advanced registration required
- April 26-28: Rose Show Festival Hours: open for self-guided and guided tours from 10am-4pm daily.