2023 Annual Membership Picnic
600 Milestone Lane
Thomasville, GA 31792
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
5:30 – 7:00 Champagne Tour, 7:00 Dinner
Sold Out! · Thanks to an incredible community of support, we are so delighted to share that the Landmarks Annual Membership Picnic is SOLD OUT! Every year, our members come together to celebrate preservation in Thomas County. Your support for this important event means the world to us. Thank you!
You won’t want to miss this year’s Annual Membership Picnic, conducted on the gracious grounds of Milestone Plantation! This yearly celebration honors Landmarks’ members and the steadfast commitment to preservation that empowers our mission.
The evening’s events begin with champaign tours of Milestones’ guest cottages. Graciously hosted by The Wright Group, tours and passed hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30pm. Dinner and music beneath the stars will follow at 7pm.
Originally a portion of the acreage owned by Thomasville winter visitor, John D. Archbold, the property was purchased in the early 20th- century by George C. Humphrey, president of the Cleveland-based M.A. Hanna Company. Mr. Humphrey, who became Secretary of the Treasury during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, retained the services of architect Ed Reed to design the main house and a small collection of guest cottages. President Eisenhower, and first lady Mamie Eisenhower, could be frequent visitors to Milestone as the president enjoyed hunting in the Red Hills. Following a heart attack in 1955, Eisenhower recuperated at Milestone, announcing that he would run for re-election in 1956 from the 18th hole at Glen Arven.
The property’s name – Milestone – is taken from a late 19th century highway marker (i.e. a “milestone”) which once stood at the property’s drive, indicating the 8 mile distance from the site to nearby Thomasville.