Thomas Day Furniture

Thomas Day (b. 1801 - d. 1861) was a free black cabinet and furniture maker whose shop was in Milton, N.C., a short distance from Danville, VA.  The story of his business success in the antebellum South demonstrates his accomplishment as an artisan.  He was famous for sturdy architectural interiors and furniture of unique design. 

Visit the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History to see his work exhibited:  a secretary, a wardrobe and several chairs.  A tour of the Thomas Day House in historic Milton, NC is available by appointment and a short 12 miles from Danville Museum.  Appointment information is available at

Danville Museum is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Group tours available.

Event Dates/Times

6/1/2013 - 12/31/2014
 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


 $8 adult, $6 senior, $4 student; FREE for active military, child under 6, members.