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Nellie Scott Museum – Virtual Tour

The Story of Thornwell Orphanage, a short history written in 1924, portrays the the children’s home in “the beautiful little town of Clinton,” South Carolina as a peaceful spot, with attractive granite buildings and trees with “arms outstretched toward heaven.”  Each building is described in detail, from dormitories to the president’s home, to one located [...]

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Free Range Eggs and Poultry at Thornwell

Lush Acres Farm at Thornwell has evolved through the years from a full working farm, to a teaching resource and educational partnership, and now to a hub for healthy living! Thornwell’s poultry program at Lush Acres Farm maintains both free-range laying hens and pasture-raised Broiler chickens, offered to the public as well as Thornwell cottage [...]

Thornwell Showcased In Southern Living Home

Thornwell Home for Children is proud to be a nonprofit partner of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home by Dillard-Jones Builders at The Ridges at Paris Mountain.  The home is open for visitors on weekends September 26-November 2 and highlights Thornwell’s ministry in key areas of the house. Dillard-Jones Builders does not charge [...]

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Mark Thomas showing off his award for improved MAP scores at school.

Struggling to Shining

  When Melissa Entrekin enrolled her son, Mark Thomas, in Thornwell’s after school tutoring program, she had no idea just how big a difference it would make. Thornwell now offers an after school tutoring program to help children succeed in school. Students receive help with homework, reading and math Monday-Thursday to ensure they are ready [...]

Thornwell 4K Celebration!

We just posted a short video of excerpts from our 4K celebration ceremony and clips from the classrooms. Enjoy! You can also view our other videos on our YouTube channel at