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Plan to join us for exciting and educational events taking place at the Joel Lane Museum House.

There are events designed for both the young and the young at heart. Everyone is sure to be entertained while learning about how fascinating history is.

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An Evening by the Pool with Silent Auction

Sway to the music of a Steel Drum Band, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food,
and bid on unique items, all around a beautiful pool!

Sunday, August 27, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM

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Lecture: “‘In A Very Tastey Style:’ Lessons in Likeness” by Michael Ausbon

Portraiture in Europe and Early America was historically reserved for the wealthy. The burgeoning rise of the middle class, variety of consumer goods available, and ‘tastes’ after the American Revolution challenged longstanding opinions of portraiture. This presentation will explore some of those changes and illustrate why contemporaries of the period considered this new art degenerate.

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Lecture: “Things that Went Bump in the Night in the Early American Republic” by Craig Friend

From witches and angels to headless horsemen and mermaids, the early American republic was filled with the mystical and the paranormal. Just in time for Halloween!

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Lecture: “Antiques and Collections: Determining Value” by Leland Little

Leland Little will discuss factors that add or detract from the value of antiques and collections. His presentation will address issues such as age, provenance, condition, form, regionalism, and pop culture. Mr. Little provides insight into valuing, caring for, developing, and/or selling collections.

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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.