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All purchases benefit the Joel Lane Museum House Historical Society and its dual mission of preserving and exhibiting Joel Lane’s home and educating the public about the 18th century.

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Replacement Ink
Replacement Ink

Replacement Ink

Replacement Ink includes 3 packets of dried black ink and includes directions for mixing. Each packet provides 3-5 small batches of ink.

$8.00

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Quill Pen
Quill Pen

Quill Pen

Quill Pen is pre-cut and ready to be dipped into ink.

$7.00

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Quill and Ink Bottle Set
Quill and Ink Bottle Set

Quill and Ink Bottle Set

Quill and Ink Bottle Set comes with a pre-cut quill, a bottle with a cork, and dried ink. Try your hand at writing the old-fashioned way!

$16.00

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Raleigh and the State of North Carolina: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know
Raleigh and the State of North Carolina: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Raleigh and the State of North Carolina: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Raleigh and the State of NC: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know by Kate Jerome is 32 pages packed with photos and informative text about great things to know about the Old North State. It measures 6 1/2” by 9 1/4.”

$15.75

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The Revolutionary John Adams
The Revolutionary John Adams

The Revolutionary John Adams

The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness is 40 pages of richly illustrated text about our nation’s second President. For upper elementary ages. A full -sized book, it measures 8 1/2” by 11.”

$13.50

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National Geographic George Washington
National Geographic George Washington

National Geographic George Washington

National Geographic George Washington by Cheryl Harness is 48 pages of richly illustrated text about our nation’s first President. For upper elementary ages. A full -sized book, it measures 8 1/2” by 11.”

$13.50

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National Geographic Kids George Washington
National Geographic Kids George Washington

National Geographic Kids George Washington

National Geographic Kids George Washington is a 32-page level 2 reader with lots of color illustrations and measures 6” by 9.”

$9.25

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Colonial and Early American Fashions Coloring Book
Colonial and Early American Fashions Coloring Book

Colonial and Early American Fashions Coloring Book

Colonial and Early American Fashions Coloring Book contains 48 pages of coloring fun and measures 8” by 11.”

$10.50

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Mini Cross Stitch Sampler
Mini Cross Stitch Sampler

Mini Cross Stitch Sampler

Mini Cross Stitch Sampler kit includes 6” by 6”, 11-count Aida cloth, needle, floss, color graph, and instructions. Contains small parts.  Not for use by children under the age of 3.

$12.25

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Early American Flag Cross Stitch Kit
Early American Flag Cross Stitch Kit

Early American Flag Cross Stitch Kit

Early American Flag Cross Stitch Kit.  It includes a 12” by 15” 14-count Fiddlers cloth, 2 skeins each of red, blue, and cream embroidery floss, needle, color graph, and illustrated instructions. Contains small parts.  Not for use by children under the age of 3.

$22.25

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Wooden Dice
Wooden Dice

Wooden Dice

Wooden Dice comes with 3 dice and an instruction book for dice games for children. Made in USA. Contains small parts.  Not for use by children under the age of 3.

$10.25

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Rubber Band Gun
Rubber Band Gun

Rubber Band Gun

Rubber Band Gun is a favorite in our store.  Use it to shoot “Tories” made of cardboard (not included). Made in USA. Contains small parts.  Not for use by children under the age of 3.

$12.00

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Ox-Yoke Puzzle
Ox-Yoke Puzzle

Ox-Yoke Puzzle

Ox-Yoke Puzzle: make the two metal circles hand from just one loop. Made in USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under 3.

$10.75

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Nine Pins
Nine Pins

Nine Pins

Nine Pins is very much like bowling on a tabletop. Comes with a carrying bag. Colors vary. Made in USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under the age of 3.

$15.25

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Mountain IQ Game
Mountain IQ Game

Mountain IQ Game

Mountain IQ Game: jump over a peg and remove it.  See if you can end up with just one peg! Made in USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under the age of 3.

$9.50

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Limberjack Man
Limberjack Man

Limberjack Man

Limberjack Man or Dancing Man is a lovely toy. Sit on one end of the paddle, put his feet on the other end. Tap the paddle and watch him dance! Made in the USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under 3 years of age.

$21.00

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Classic Jacks
Classic Jacks

Classic Jacks

Classic Jacks is a great game for hand-eye coordination. Comes with a cloth bag; colors vary. Made in the USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under 3 years of age.

$15.00

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Gee Haw Whimmydiddle
Gee Haw Whimmydiddle

Gee Haw Whimmydiddle

Gee Haw Whimmydiddle is a great puzzle. Rub one stick on the other, and make the propeller spin to the right (gee) or the left (haw). Amaze your friends. There’s a secret. (Contact us for the answer.) Made in the USA. Contains small parts.  Not for children under the age of 3.

$10.00

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Climbing Kitty
Climbing Kitty

Climbing Kitty

Climbing Kitty is a wonderful climbing toy—pull on one string and then the other and watch her climb!  Made here in the USA. Kitty measures 6 3/4” by 4 1/2.” Contains small parts.  Not for children under the age of 3.

$14.00

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Cat’s Cradle and Other String Games
Cat's Cradle and Other String Games

Cat's Cradle and Other String Games

Cat’s Cradle and Other String Games includes yarn and instruction book. Yarn color will vary.

$14.25

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JLMH Patch
JLMH Patch

JLMH Patch

JLMH patch measures 2 1/2” by 2 1/2” and can be either sewn or ironed on.

$5.00

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English 6-Pounder Field Cannon
English 6-Pounder Field Cannon

English 6-Pounder Field Cannon

The English 6-pounder field cannon is scaled to the size of the British and Colonial soldiers listed below.  It measures 3 1/2” by 2” and is made of metal.  It is a collectible and is not intended for children under 12.  Made in China.

$10.00

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All American Sampler Kit
All American Sampler Kit

All American Sampler Kit

The All American sampler kit includes 14-count Aida cloth, embroidery floss, needle, chart, instructions, and history. Samplers were an important part of a colonial and early American girl’s education.  She could practice making letters and numbers, improve fine motor skills, and learn patience.  In addition, many were executed by older girls as works of art. Ages 8 and up.

$15.00

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Musket Ball
Musket Ball

Musket Ball

The musket ball is a reproduction of those used in smooth bore flintlock muskets from the time of the Revolution to the Civil War. They were made in molds out of molten lead. Ours is .69 calibre, about 5/8” in diameter.

$7.00

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Peg Top
Peg Top

Peg Top

The peg top is a variation on the top that requires some practice. The string is carefully wrapped around the top and looped over the end of a finger. It is thrown with some force so is not suitable for children under age 6. Ours is wood with a metal tip and measures 2 1/4” long and 1 3/4” in diameter at the widest point.

$11.00

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Hopscotch Game
Hopscotch Game

Hopscotch Game

The hopscotch game was a favorite in colonial and early America. Stones, chalk, and directions are included.  Not for children under 5.

$13.00

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Whirligig or Buzzsaw
Whirligig or Buzzsaw

Whirligig or Buzzsaw

The whirligig or buzzsaw was made of hammered lead musket balls or coins too old and thin to be of value. They have been excavated from many early American sites. The metal makes a loud whirring noise when it is in use. Ours measures 1 1/2” in diameter. Not for children under age 5.

$9.50

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Wooden Yo-Yo
Wooden Yo-Yo

Wooden Yo-Yo

The yo-yo dates back to ancient Greece.  Ours is made of hardwood and will perform many tricks.  It measures 2” in diameter and will provide hours of fun!

$10.50

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Propeller—Old-Fashioned Flying Machine
Propeller--Old-Fashioned Flying Machine

Propeller--Old-Fashioned Flying Machine

The propeller or old-fashioned flying machine is made of wood and dates back to the Renaissance in Europe. Though not known in the 18th century in America, it is a fascinating toy. Ours measures 7” wide and 5 3/4” tall. Not for children under 5.

$10.00

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Tin Whistle
Tin Whistle

Tin Whistle

Tin Whistle is a working whistle much like the ones played by citizens in the colonial period. Also known as a penny whistle in 18th-century England, it was a popular and inexpensive musical instrument. Length 12”. Choking hazard: contains small parts.  Ages 8 and up.

$9.00

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George Washington, Spymaster
George Washington, Spymaster

George Washington, Spymaster

George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War is a delightful paperback book sure to capture the imagination of any young patriot. A well-documented and appealing history, the book is illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival art and pen and ink sketches.  184 pages, measures 5” by 6 3/4”.

$11.50

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Story of the American Revolution Coloring Book
Story of the American Revolution Coloring Book

Story of the American Revolution Coloring Book

Story of the American Revolution Coloring Book features 40 finely drawn illustrations that capture all the drama and excitement of a fateful era in American history. Many important events are depicted, including Paul Revere’s ride, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and of course, the Signing of the Declaration of Independence. Historically accurate drawings are accompanied by captions that highlight the facts about the scenes depicted in the illustrations. Paperback, 48 pages, measures 8 1/4” by 11”.

$9.25

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Early American Crafts and Occupations Coloring Book
Early American Crafts and Occupations Coloring Book

Early American Crafts and Occupations Coloring Book

Early American Crafts and Occupations Coloring Book contains 40 carefully researched and meticulously rendered drawings of typical occupations practiced in colonial America. Occupations such as sail-maker, stonemason, and furniture maker are featured along with fact-filled descriptive captions. Paperback, 45 pages, measures 8 1/4” by 11”.

$10.50

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Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book
Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book

Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book

Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book contains 46 remarkable drawings that reproduce the everyday dress of numerous American colonists of the 1770s. Each illustration is accompanied by a caption and a brief description of the clothing.  Fifteen examples are pictured in full color on the covers. The paperback book measures 8 1/4” by 11”.

$9.25

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George Washington and His Family: Paper Dolls in Full Color
George Washington and His Family: Paper Dolls in Full Color

George Washington and His Family: Paper Dolls in Full Color

George Washington and His Family: Paper Dolls in Full Color features 16 pages of paper dolls and clothes to cut out. Girls playing with George, Martha, and four of their grandchildren can choose among 32 incredibly authentic costumes. Informative text provides fascinating details about the Washington family. Paperback book measures 8 1/4” by 11”. Ages 8 and up.

$12.00

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Betsy the Colonial Girl Sticker Paper Doll
Betsy the Colonial Girl Sticker Paper Doll

Betsy the Colonial Girl Sticker Paper Doll

Betsy the Colonial Girl Sticker Paper Doll has four pages of reusable clothing stickers. Betsy’s clothes are beautiful ones depicting rich fabrics. The paperback book measures 4” by 5 3/4” so is perfect for a small gift for your favorite girl. Ages 6 and up.

$6.75

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Four Colonial Girls: Sticker Paper Dolls by Sue Shanahan
Four Colonial Girls: Sticker Paper Dolls by Sue Shanahan

Four Colonial Girls: Sticker Paper Dolls by Sue Shanahan

Four Colonial Girls: Sticker Paper Dolls by Sue Shanahan is a full-color paper doll book with 4 pages of authentic clothes for the four paper dolls. The paperback book measures 8 1/4” by 11,” and the reusable sticker clothes include all the accessories for the well-dressed 18th-century girl. Ages 6 and up.

$12.50

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The Bill of Rights by Sy Sobel, JD
The Bill of Rights by Sy Sobel, JD

The Bill of Rights by Sy Sobel, JD

The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now by Sy Sobel, JD is a 48-page soft cover book with illustrations, a glossary, and a bibliography. Dr. Sobel transforms America’s history into an exciting adventure. Ages 8 and up.

$12.50

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The Declaration of Independence by Sy Sobel, JD
The Declaration of Independence by Sy Sobel, JD

The Declaration of Independence by Sy Sobel, JD

The Declaration of Independence: How the 13 Colonies Became the United States by Sy Sobel, JD is a 48-page softcover book designed for grades 3 through 5. It measures 7” by 9” and includes illustrations and a glossary. Indispensable to the child who is learning the history of this great nation!

$12.50

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Toy Soldier—British General
Toy Soldier--British General

Toy Soldier--British General

Toy Soldier—British General arrives in an attractive gift box. He is made of metal, is 2 1/2” tall, and is dressed in the traditional British red coat with his sword at his side. A short description of the British soldier’s life and the hardships both sides faced during the American Revolutionary War is printed on the back of the box. Ages 3 and up.

$10.00

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Toy Soldier—British Infantryman
Toy Soldier--British Infantryman

Toy Soldier--British Infantryman

Toy Soldier—British Infantryman measures 3 ” tall and is made of metal. He is dressed in a traditional red coat and carries his rifle with bayonet attached. He arrives in an attractive gift box with a short history on the back of the hardships faced by soldiers on both sides of the American Revolutionary War. Ages 3 and up.

$10.00

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Toy Soldier—Colonial General
Toy Soldier--Colonial General

Toy Soldier--Colonial General

The Colonial General toy soldier is almost 2 1/2 ” tall, is made of metal, and is sure to delight the small soldier on your gift list. The back of the attractive gift box has a short history of the hardships faced by the soldiers who fought on behalf of the colonies in the American Revolutionary War. Ages 3 and up.

$10.00

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Toy Soldier—Colonial Infantryman
Toy Soldier--Colonial Infantryman

Toy Soldier--Colonial Infantryman

Toy Soldier—Colonial Infantryman is 2 1/2” tall and made of metal.  Packaged in an attractive gift box, it is perfect for a small gift or a stocking stuffer for your favorite little soldier! Ages 3 and up.

$10.00

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Beginning Quilting Kit
Beginning Quilting Kit

Beginning Quilting Kit

Beginning Quilting Kit includes three easy-to-make projects for a fun first quilting experience. The kit includes fabric squares, muslin, batting, stuffing, needle, thread, pattern, and instructions to make a potholder, small pillow, and a doll blanket. You will need scissors, straight pins, and a pen or pencil. Kit measures 8 1/2” by 8 1/2 “. Fabrics may vary from picture. Ages 8 and up.

$18.75

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My First Knitting Set
My First Knitting Set

My First Knitting Set

My First Knitting Set includes yarn, wooden knitting needles, easy-to-follow instructions, and a history of knitting. Knitting is an ancient craft practiced by early Americans. Yarn colors may vary from picture. Kit measures 5” by 8”. Ages 7 and up.

$12.50

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Cross-Stitch Bookmark Kit
Cross-Stitch Bookmark Kit

Cross-Stitch Bookmark Kit

Cross-Stitch Bookmark Kit features an easy-to-make 14-count quilt pattern bookmark.  Cross stitch was the most popular form of needlework in early America.  Young girls who practiced this craft learned patience and fine motor skills. Kit includes floss, needle, canvas, and instructions. Kit measures 8 1/2” by 3 1/4”.  Ages 8 and up.

$12.25

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Miss Poppet: An Early American Cloth Doll Kit
Miss Poppet: An Early American Cloth Doll Kit

Miss Poppet: An Early American Cloth Doll Kit

Miss Poppet: An Early American Cloth Doll Kit has everything you need to make an early American poppet doll kit. It includes fabric, needle, floss, stuffing, yarn, and instructions to make an authentic replica doll who will be approximately 13” tall. Kit measures 8” by 6”. Fabric may vary from photo. Ages 8 and up.

$17.25

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Colonial Spoon Doll Kit
Colonial Spoon Doll Kit

Colonial Spoon Doll Kit

Colonial Spoon Doll Kit contains fabric, spoon head, stuffing, yarn, floss, and needle.  Cloth may vary from picture. You will need scissors, pins, and glue. (Hot glue works best.)  In the early colonial period, girls and their mothers made dolls of everyday household materials, such as spools, clothes pegs, yarn, buttons, and spoons.  Kit measures 5 1/4” by 6 1/2”.Ages 8 and up.

$12.25

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Little Black Folk Doll Kit
Little Black Folk Doll Kit

Little Black Folk Doll Kit

Little Black Folk Doll Kit includes fabric, embroidery floss, needle, stuffing, pattern, and instructions. Handmade cloth rag dolls were popular in the early American colonies since porcelain dolls from Europe were very expensive. Enslaved children played with black dolls made from scraps of cloth. Surviving ones have been found in Underground Railroad hiding places where enslaved people hid on the escape routes to freedom in the north. Kit measures 5” by 5 1/2”. For ages 8 and up.

$13.00

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Graces
Graces

Graces

An early American toy, Graces consist of four wooden dowels and two beribboned hoops. The object of the game is to use two sticks to catch the hoop tossed by your opponent’s two sticks. The better you get at it, the smaller your hoop and the farther apart the tosser and catcher stand. Used in the past primarily by girls so that they could learn to move gracefully, graces are now enjoyed by both genders. It provides good aerobic exercise, too!

$35.00

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Spinning Top
Spinning Top

Spinning Top

Tops are documented as toys played with in our colonial period.  Made of wood and string, ours is handcrafted in the North Carolina mountains and includes a holder and string for really sending the top spinning!

$14.50

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Ball Tosser
Ball Tosser

Ball Tosser

The Ball Tosser or Cup and Ball is another old toy that develops the child’s hand/eye coordination. The object is to catch the ball in the cup. Ours is hand crafted in the North Carolina mountains and is made of wood and string. Older children will be more successful at playing the game, though it does take practice to consistently catch the ball in the cup. Contains small pieces not appropriate for children under age 3. Cup with handle measures 8 1/4” in length.

$11.00

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Moonwinder
Moonwinder

Moonwinder

The Moonwinder is a very old toy.  Also called Buzz Saw, it is a simple toy that when rapidly twirled can emit a sound like a saw.  Made of wood and string and hand crafted in the North Carolina mountains, it teaches hand/eye coordination. The disk measures 2 1/2” in diameter.  Contains small pieces and is appropriate for ages 5 and up.

$10.00

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Jacob’s Ladder
Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

This simple toy made of wood and ribbon is debatably as old as Egyptian times, but scholars do not agree as to its use in the New World during the colonial period.
When fully opened, ours measures 11 1/2” by 2”. It is a fascinating toy for all ages who marvel at its strange ability to seem to appear and disappear as its wooden blocks cascade over one another.

$15.00

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What visitors say

Thank you for guiding us through the Joel Lane House. It was very interesting and fun. There was a door in the kitchen. What was it for? I wish we had more time. Thank you once again.

Kevin