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Art and Cocktails by the Pool

when: Oct. 13, 2013

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” sponsored its first “Art and Cocktails by the Pool” fundraiser on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with a rain date of Sunday, October 20. It took place by the pool of a private home in the Five Points area of Raleigh. Address was given to ticket purchasers upon confirmation of purchase. Admission was $75 per person. Advanced purchase strongly suggested either by logging on to by clicking here, phoning 919-833-3431 with MasterCard or Visa, or sending a check to PO Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. Tickets were non-refundable unless we had to cancel the event.

Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War. Guests toasted his contributions to the founding of the capital city, Raleigh, at the current location of his home that was built in 1769 and is operated as a house museum.

This posh event included hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, as well as a silent auction of local artists’ work, a week in a cottage at Beaufort, NC, and two bottles of very fine wine. Participating artists included Larry Earley, Margaret Hill, Mike Hoyt, Marriott Little, Elizabeth Perry, David Pickel, Robbin Richardson, and Nora Shepard. To see images of the donations, scroll through the photos below.

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What visitors say

Thank you so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.