Exhibits & collections

Current and Upcoming Exhibits









Civil War Confederate Belt Buckle Collection



The Thomson-McDuffie Museum in downtown Thomson has received the Don Phillips Confederate belt buckle collection, a rival to the collection in the Smithsonian Institute. Don has chosen the best buckles from his collection, which is the second largest collection in the world, to exhibit in Thomson. The exhibit opened on February 17, 2015 and will be on display through May of 2015.

Mr. Phillips has also loaned the Museum his Civil War carbine collection, an original Confederate flag, assorted belts and pistols, and a soldier's personal items
including his uniform.

There will also be two Battle of Atlanta maps on display: the Vincent map of downtown Atlanta printed by the Yankees in the field while anticipating the battle for the city; and a hand-drawn 23rd Corps Army of Ohio information map for General John Schofield showing the Rebel earthworks, civilian houses and roads from Marietta to the Chattahoochee, in what is now modern Cobb County.

The exhibit will be on display now through the end of May. Come see us!


Thomson McDuffie Museum

121 Main Street

Thomson, GA  30824


Admission is free!


Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 12 Noon until 5 PM