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Lecture: “Into the Lion’s Den: William Hooper’s Harrowing Mission to Crown-Occupied Wilmington”

when: Jan. 21, 2018

The Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on “Into the Lion’s Den: William Hooper’s Harrowing Mission to Crown-Occupied Wilmington” by Suzanne Adair.

On 25 January 1781, a British flotilla out of Charleston, South Carolina, reached the Cape Fear River. Three days later, redcoats marched north and occupied the port town of Wilmington, North Carolina. The Regiment caught the state’s patriot government by surprise, enabling the capture of some patriot leaders. William Hooper, signer of the Declaration of Independence, escaped at an agonizing cost. Suzanne Adair, author of an award-winning mystery series set during the American Revolution in North Carolina, will discuss Hooper’s voluntary return to Wilmington half a year later—while the British still controlled the town.

Time
: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00pm

Location: 160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC (at the corner of Hargett St.), which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown.

Admission: For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society and students with identification: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited. Proceeds from the event directly support JLMH’s educational programming and site preservation. Refreshments provided. Please call 919-833-3431 with your credit card, mail a check to Joel Lane Museum House, P O Box 10884, Raleigh, NC 27605, or go to the Eventbrite web site. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

Contact Information: phone: (919) 833-3431; email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Award-winning novelist Suzanne Adair is a Florida native who lives in North Carolina. Her mysteries transport readers to the Southern theater of the American Revolution, where she brings historic towns, battles, and people to life. She fuels her creativity with Revolutionary War reenacting and visits to historic sites. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking, dancing, and hiking. Killer Debt, book #4 of her Michael Stoddard American Revolution Mystery series, will be released 9 May 2018 after a crowdfunding campaign during March 2018. For more information, please visit http://www.suzanneadair.net/.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-into-the-lions-den-william-hoopers-harrowing-mission-to-crown-occupied-wilmington-by-tickets-41313504805


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Visiting the Joel Lane House was like going back in time.  Thank you so much for showing us the house of Joel Lane.  Its interesting to see how the founder of Wake County lived.

Kayla