Thomasville Times Enterprise

March 18, 2014

‘Salute to Spring’ on tap at L-P House

Staff report

THOMASVILLE — Flowers are blooming, days are longer and it’s time for a celebration at the Lapham-Patterson to welcome spring. On Thursday, the Lapham-Patterson presents “A Salute to Spring.”

Thursday marks the vernal equinox, a day marking the start of spring and a day in which there are equal day and night hours. On this day each year, a unique phenomenon occurs on the third floor of the Lapham-Patterson House. Science, history and creativity collide for a unique celebration of spring’s arrival. To view nature’s trick of light and shadow, visit the Lapham-Patterson House between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Families are invited to attend discovery hour from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., which will include crafts and activities. Guests are invited to explore the wonders of the equinox and the powers of light through experiments and activities found in places least expected.

An experiment that tests the boundaries of science and gravity-perhaps possible only on this day each year; discover the relationship between color and light through the design of your own stained glass window, like those found in the Lapham-Patterson House; and the marvel at the prisms of color found in the whimsy of a backyard bubble factory.

Adults are invited to explore the Lapham-Patterson House and view the third floor’s equinox phenomenon from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Adults are also invited to the Landmarks’ Renovator’s Happy Hour on Bartow St. on their way.

Admission is free and open to the public. The Lapham-Patterson House is located at 626 N. Dawson St. For more information on the event, contact the Museum of History at (229) 226-7664.