• Allison McMiilian

Halloween celebration to be held at the Lapham-Patterson House

On October 31, 2018, there will be many Halloween festivities held at the historical Lapham-Patterson house in Thomasville, Ga. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m., according to the Public Service Announcement.

An Edgar Allen Poe reading will be held at 5:10, 5:30, and 5:50 p.m. It has been a "decades-long tradition" to read "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe at the Lapham-Patterson House. It is free of charge and is welcome to all ages. The location of the house is 626 North Dawson Street, near downtown Thomasville. The sponsors of the event ask that anyone who plans to attend avoid Dawson Street since is a popular trick-or-treat destination and will be filled with many trick-or-treaters. Instead, they suggest that those interested in attending access the house from Young Street. Young Street is at the intersection of Webster Street. In addition, they ask that people park behind the Lapham-Patterson House.

They are inviting children to go trick-or-treating at the Thomasville History Center and the Lapham-Patterson House between the times of 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The Thomasville History Center is located on 725 Dawson Street. They ask everyone to be safe.

The event sponsors chose the Lapham-Patterson House for the events because it gives a spooky feel. It is an old, Victorian styled home. The Thomasville History Center works with the state of Georgia to operate the home.

To follow the daily updates and more, visit their website at www.thomasvillehistory.org, follow them on Instagram or Facebook using @thomasvillehistory. If there is a need for more information, email history@rose.net or call (229) 226-7664.

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