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Lecture on “The Early Anglican Church in Colonial NC” by John Ward

when: Nov. 14, 2013

Lecture on “The Early Anglican Church in Colonial NC” by local historian John Ward will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605, or use the Eventbrite web site by clicking this link: Tickets to Anglican Church Lecture. 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.

The present-day Episcopal Church, having been the established church in North Carolina in colonial times, was unpopular and nearly vanished following the American Revolutionary War. Efforts to bring the church back were unsuccessful until 1817 when a combination of devoted North Carolina laymen and a few missionary clergy accomplished its revival. In this overview of the Episcopal Church, John Ward will explore the colonial struggles and the efforts to establish an identity for the Episcopal Church in North Carolina.

John A. Ward, of Raleigh, is a former English teacher and librarian in the Wake County Schools. He was educated at Chowan College- AA; Campbell College-English; and ECU and NCCU-Library Science. John is the historian for Christ Church, Raleigh, a docent at the N.C. Capitol, a volunteer at the Olivia Raney Library, a genealogist, a member of the Wake County Genealogy Society, and spends many hours doing historical research. Much of his research focuses on Christ Church members and memorials, the history of Raleigh, the N. C. Capitol, and Gates, Hertford, and Chowan Counties.

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Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…