View the Equinox Effect at the Lapham-Patterson House

Mar. 18—THOMASVILLE — Join the Thomasville History Center Tuesday, March 19, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., to mark the vernal equinox at the Lapham-Patterson House.

Weather permitting, attendees will view the "light show" created when the sun reaches the point in the horizon to cast shadows onto the third floor from the bargeboard.

Attendees can explore the house in between checking in on the light show. The best time to view the shadows is between 4 and 5 p.m. Materials will be on hand for making sun catchers inspired by the house's stained glass windows.

This event is open to all ages and is presented free of charge. Donations in support of the Lapham-Patterson House are appreciated.

Enjoy a special pop-up shop of goods from The Lobby, the Thomasville History Center's new gift shop inspired by Thomasville, spring, and the Lapham-Patterson House. Shop gifts and souvenirs for all ages that are perfect for adding to an Easter basket or as an any occasion gift.

The Thomasville History Center was formed in 1952 and the museum within the Flowers-Roberts House opened 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.

Located at 626 N. Dawson St., the eccentric Victorian home built during Thomasville's Resort Era is open for regular tours Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is available on Dawson Street and behind the home via Webster Street.

Find the center and house on Instagram and Facebook using @thomasvillehistory and @laphampattersonhouse to follow their daily updates on current programs, research projects, and images from their photographic archives. For more information, please visit or call 229-226-7664.