121 Main St. Thomson, GA
The mission of McDuffie Museum is to instill in the residents of McDuffie County, especially its youth, an understanding of their heritage and sense of pride in the history of their community. The McDuffie Museum’s programs, exhibits and activities advance and promote public knowledge and appreciation of McDuffie County’s heritage and the importance of a local history museum in general.
In January 2009, McDuffie Museum opened its doors on Thomson’s Main Street with “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” an exhibit that came from the Museums on Main Street division of the Smithsonian Institute. Since then, McDuffie Museum has hosted several other exciting exhibits, the most important telling the story about McDuffie County’s history, including its first inhabitants — Native American tribes — its lost Quaker colony of Wrightsboro, and its residents that played major roles in the nation’s history.
Aunt Tique & Uncle Junks
210 First Ave Thomson, GA
Always a bargain to be found – old new, antique and eclectic. If you like old and rustic, and country-themed, this is definitely your place! Be your own “American Picker” and forage through the treasures!
The Wrightsboro Methodist Church is located on a small hill in a fascinating historic setting. On this site in 1754, Edmund Grey, founded the Quaker town of Brandon. At this time, the area would have been inhabited by Native Americans and not open to legal settlement. In 1768, following the Treaty of Augusta which ceded this land to the swelling tide of European settlers, forty thousand acres of land was given to Joseph Mattock and Jonathan Sell by Royal Governor James Wright, who were also Quakers. A thousand acres of this land was set aside for the Town Proper, which was later incorporated as the city of Wrightsboro in 1799. The first meeting house would have been constructed at about this time, and some records show that two buildings were built and burned before the church now standing was constructed.
MAC on Main Art
107 Main St Thomson, GA
MAC on Main Art Gallery and Studio showcases the best local and regional art in a restored gallery and studio located in the the heart of downtown Thomson. Meet the artists at work!
Laura Lane’s Home Decor & Gifts
117 Naussau Place Thomson, GA
Laura Lane’s Home Decor and Gifts offers home furnishings, accessories, gift baskets and more. This place has great finds but is also one of the only places in Thomson to get Chinaberry Foods products, including their signature cheese straws. Lots of other great finds, as well.
Peacock Hill & The Frame Gallery at Peacock Hill
Shop for the latest in seasonal decor and gifts at this local gift shop and interiors boutique. The Frame Gallery – located inside Peacock Hill – offers custom framing and prints by local artists, including watercolor prints of Thomson heritage sites like the Rock House.
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