Tales from the Lapham- Patterson House: A Night of Haunts, Secrets, and Local Lore
When: October 28, 29, 31
Where: 626 N. Dawson St., Thomasville
- 6pm: Poe Reading
- 8pm: All Ages Tour
- 10pm: Adults Only Tour
The Thomas County Historical Society is proud to revive the long-standing tradition of celebrating tricks, treats, and all things Halloween at the Lapham-Patterson House this fall. For decades, the annual reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” delighted generations of Thomasville residents. The first Lapham-Patterson House Curator, Marty Willett, will assume the role of Edgar Allen Poe for the 6pm recitation of “The Raven”. Willett, as Mr. Charles Lapham, will lead two tours that explore the Lapham-Patterson House, including its history and local lore.
- The 8pm tour is open to guests of all ages and admission fees for this tour will be $10 for anyone 18 and over, and $5 for guests aged 6 to 17.
- The 10pm tour is adults only- no persons under age 18.
Both tours are limited in size so those interested in participating should make reservations early.
The Bookshelf will host a “pop-up” shop at the Lapham-Patterson House featuring works by Edgar Allen Poe and other seasonal titles for readers of all ages.
For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit www.thomascountyhistory.org or call 229-226-7664. The Lapham-Patterson House is operated by the Thomas County Historical Society. Located at 626 N. Dawson St., the eccentric Victorian home built during Thomasville’s Resort Era is open for regular tours Fridays from 1pm to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Parking is available on Dawson St., and behind the home via Webster St.