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Jul
26
2017

Staff Changes at the Joel Lane Museum House

We are excited to welcome Lanie Hubbard as Director, and Sarah Soleim as our staff docent!

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May
10
2016

Welcome New Joel Lane Museum House Director

After 8 years of service Belle Long is retiring as the Joel Lane Museum House director. Meaghan Nappo started as the new Director on May 2, 2016.

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Oct
21
2015

Southern Lady Magazine Does Photo Shoot

Senior Photographer, John O’Hagan, does photo shoot for Southern Lady Magazine

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Apr
9
2015

Drawing for Mike Hoyt’s Painting of the JLMH on May 5

Drawing for Mike Hoyt’s Painting of the JLMH on May 5

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Dec
2
2014

Shop at Amazon.com and support the Joel Lane Museum House

Shop at Amazon.com and support the Joel Lane Museum House

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Dec
2
2014

Thank you to Tom Kearney at WPTF Radio!

Thank you to Tom Kearney at WPTF Radio!

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Sep
19
2014

Fall Fundraiser: Spring Flowering Bulbs 2014

Fall Fundraiser: Spring Flowering Bulbs

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Sep
3
2014

JLMH on WUNC-TV September 4 through 6

WUNC-TV will be airing a segment on the JLMH this week on its program called NC Weekend.

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Aug
22
2014

JLMH receives a Gerturde S. Carraway Award of Merit!

Preservation North Carolina has selected the Joel Lane Museum House for a 2014 Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit.

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Jul
17
2014

WUNC-TV here to film for “NC Weekend”

We are so grateful to Derrick Long for coming to film a segment for NC weekend.

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Apr
25
2014

JLMH Tee Shirt has finally arrived in the Museum Store!

JLMH Tee Shirt has finally arrived in the Museum Store!

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Feb
26
2014

Museum is re-opening on March 1, 2014

Museum is re-opening on March 1, 2014

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Dec
20
2013

North Carolina scarf in stock in the Museum Store!

North Carolina scarf comes to the Museum Store!

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Dec
20
2013

Governor’s Tree Lighting at the Capitol

JLMH staff and volunteers manned a Hands-on History booth at the Tree Lighting at the Capitol on Thursday, December 12.

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Dec
20
2013

Filming at the JLMH

Tony Curtis filmed a scene for his upcoming documentary on Samuel Windsor at the JLMH on December 13, 2013

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Aug
9
2013

Spring Flowering Bulb Sale

Order Your Spring Flowering Bulbs Today!

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Jul
12
2013

Article about JLMH in July/August Issue of Midtown Magazine

Article about JLMH in July/August Issue of Midtown Magazine

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Jun
15
2013

Link to C-SPAN Segment

Link to C-SPAN segment that aired on June 15, 2013

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Jun
4
2013

C-Span 2 to broadcast program on the History of Raleigh, NC on 6/15 at noon and June 16 at 5 pm EDT

C-Span 2 will broadcast a program on the History of Raleigh, NC on Saturday, June 15 at noon and on C-Span 3 on Sunday, June 16 at 5 pm EDT

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May
24
2013

Plant Shop Now Open Behind the Visitors Center

Plant Shop Now Open Behind the Visitors Center

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May
15
2013

C-SPAN stops by the Joel Lane Museum House!

Debbie Lamb of C-SPAN stopped by the Joel Lane Museum House!

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May
3
2013

Colonial Dames Put On Successful Fundraiser

Colonial Dames Spring Cocktail Party Fundraiser Huge Success!

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Jan
4
2013

Sponsorships for 2013 Engel Talk Available

Sponsoring Elliot Engel’s talk provided benefits for donors!

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Oct
25
2012

Holiday Fundraiser Wreath Sales

Doughton Mountain Tree Farms partnered with us in a fundraiser this holiday season.  They donated the proceeds from wreath sales to the JLMH!

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Oct
19
2012

Research Reveals New Information on Three of Joel Lane’s Sons

Research Reveals New Information on Three of Joel Lane’s Sons—William, Thomas, and Joel Hinton

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Sep
27
2012

JLMH Board of Directors Receives Anthemion Award!

JLMH Board of Directors Receives Anthemion Award!

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Aug
10
2012

Fall Fundraiser—Order Spring Flowering Bulbs

Support our fall fundraiser and order your spring flowering bulbs from JLMH

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Feb
11
2012

Article on Engel Talk in the News and Observer

An article on Engel talk appeared in the News and Observer Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

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Jan
16
2012

Joel Lane Museum House on WUNC-TV on January 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Joel Lane Museum House on WUNC-TV: Kelly McCullen of “Carolina Now” recorded a piece on the Joel Lane Museum House that will be broadcast on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 pm.

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Jan
10
2012

WRAL-TV Broadcast a Piece on Christmas at Joel Lane on Dec. 19, 2011

Scott Mason and the Tar Heel Traveler show of WRAL-TV visited the Joel Lane Museum House on Dec. 2, 2011 while volunteers were decorating for Christmas.

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Dec
12
2011

Year-End Appeal Going On Now

The Year-End Appeal provides funding for projects that are not in our annual budget. Your gift can make a big difference!

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Oct
26
2011

Order Fresh Wreaths from Western NC & Support JLMH!

Order Fresh Wreaths from Western NC & Support JLMH!

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Oct
19
2011

New in the Museum Shop—Cheese Straws from Salem Kitchen and Sherd Pendants

New in the Museum Shop—Cheese Straws from Salem Kitchen and Sherd Pendants

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Oct
12
2011

Visit Us at Celebrate NC History Festival Saturday, November 5, 2011

Visit Us at Celebrate NC History Festival Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the NC Museum of History from 11 am to 4 pm

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Sep
13
2011

Report on Archaeological Digs Arrives

Catherine Ambrose and Judy Ambrose delivered report on archaeological digs.

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Aug
16
2011

Teen Aged Archaeologists Report on Artifacts

Teen Aged Archaeologists Report on Artifacts

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Jul
19
2011

Recognition of JLMH in National Publication

Recognition of JLMH in National Publication of the National Association of State and Local History

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May
6
2011

C-SPAN to Broadcast Lecture on Joel Lane and the Enslaved who Lived on His Plantation!

C-SPAN to Broadcast Lecture by Dr. Florence Mitchell on Joel Lane and the Enslaved Who Lived on His Plantation on C-SPAN 3 at 1:20 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

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Mar
22
2011

Building Campaign 2011

Purchase a paver to help with the Building Campaign of 2011!  Price goes up on April1.

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Mar
11
2011

Have a Historical Children’s Birthday Party!

Have a Historical Children’s Birthday Party at the Joel Lane Museum House!

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Feb
2
2011

C-SPAN Hires Camera Crew to Record Lecture on Febuary 3, 2011

C-SPAN Hires Camera Crew to Record Lecture on Febuary 3, 2011

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Nov
15
2010

New Custom Items in the Museum Shop!

New Custom Items in the Museum Shop

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Nov
10
2010

JLMH Represented at Couture for a Cause

Thanks to ME3 and Amber Smith’s hard work, JLMH was represented at Couture for a Cause by talented young fashion designer, Karen Huskins.

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Oct
7
2010

Joel Lane Museum House Had Booth at Colonial Family Day at NC Museum of History

Joel Lane Museum House at Colonial Family Day at NC Museum of History on September 27, 2010

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Oct
7
2010

Joel Lane Museum House Booth at Historic Oak View Heritage Day

Staff and volunteers of Joel Lane Museum House manned a booth at Historic Oak View Heritage Day on October 2, 2010

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Sep
29
2010

Homeschool mom blogs about field trip

A homeschool group visited the site on September 22, 2010, and a mom wrote about it on her blog.

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Sep
28
2010

Joel Lane Museum House’s booth at Colonial Family Day at the NC Museum of History a Huge Success!

Joel Lane Museum House’s booth at Colonial Family Day at the NC Museum of History a Huge Success!

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Sep
28
2010

Curator Attends AASLH Conference In Oklahoma City on Scholarship

JLMH’s Curator attended AASLH conference and annual meeting in Oklahoma City on scholarship from September 22 through 25, 2010.

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Jul
28
2010

2010 Metro Bravo Awards—Best Historic Site for the Second Year!

The Summer 2010 issue of Metro Magazine lists the Joel Lane Museum House as a Best Historic Site for the second year in a row!

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May
19
2010

Docents’ Appreciation Day Held at House in the Horseshoe

Docents’ Appreciation Day Held at House in the Horseshoe

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May
14
2010

New Sign with New Logo Has Arrived

New Sign with New Logo Has Arrived

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Apr
30
2010

Colonial Dames’ Fundraiser Huge Success

The Wake County Colonial Dames’ Annual Spring Party Fundraiser was a Huge Success

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Apr
29
2010

Joel Lane Museum House’s Booth at Scout Jamboree

Staff and volunteers from Joel Lane Museum House manned a booth at the Scout Jamboree at the NC State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 24

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Apr
21
2010

Joel Lane Museum House Gardens Show Spring Faces

Joel Lane Museum House Gardens Show Spring Faces

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Apr
16
2010

Joel Lane Museum House Featured in the Charlotte Observer

Joel Lane Museum House Featured in the Charlotte Observer on April 10, 2010!

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Apr
1
2010

“Joel Lane” Reads Mayor’s Proclamation Naming April as Raleigh History Month

“Joel Lane” Reads Mayor’s Proclamation Naming April as Raleigh History Month

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Feb
16
2010

2009 Annual Report Available Here

The Joel Lane Historical Society’s 2009 Annual Report is available for download.

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Feb
5
2010

Joel Lane and His Enslaved People

Just Updated: Paper on Joel Lane and His Enslaved People

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Jan
18
2010

Find Us on Facebook!

Find the JLMH on Facebook.

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Jan
15
2010

Raleigh Heritage Trail Passport Expires March 31, 2010!

Raleigh Heritage Trail Passport Expires March 31, 2010!

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Dec
30
2009

Annual Meeting of the Joel Lane Historical Society on Feb. 16, 2010

The Annual Meeting of the Joel Lane Historical Society will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in the Visitors Center.  Light refreshments will be served, and an update by Board President, Margaret Rolfsen,on the state of the site will be on the agenda.

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Dec
7
2009

Special Holiday Hours!

Special Holiday Hours!

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Nov
25
2009

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Brief History Available in the Gift Shop on December 5, 2009—SOLD OUT

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Brief History The book entitled, Raleigh, North Carolina: A Brief History by Joe A. Mobley, will be available in the gift shop on December 5, 2009.

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Nov
16
2009

New in the Gift Shop—Handmade Lavender-Filled Sachets!

Volunteers at the Joel Lane Museum House have just produced gorgeous handmade lavender-filled sachets.

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Jun
1
2009

Back in Stock—Chameleon on the Crabtree: The Story of Joel Lane

Jerry L. Cross’s biography of Joel Lane is back in the gift shop.

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Apr
28
2009

Thank You to Bland Landscaping for Volunteering Here on Earth Day!

On Earth Day, 2009, twenty managers from Bland Landscaping spent the day in our gardens volunteering to spruce up this venerable landscape.

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Mar
27
2009

New in the Gift Shop—Full-Color Notecards

We have just received a shipment of stunning notecards with images taken in the Joel Lane gardens.

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Jan
9
2009

Welcome to Y Guides and Princesses!

How, How! The Joel Lane patches have arrived in the gift shop.  We think you are really going to like them. They sell for $3.50 each. We would like to welcome all tribes for a tour. image

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Nov
13
2008

Sampler kit picturing the Joel Lane Museum House is in the gift shop!

The gift shop has just received a shipment of beautful sampler kits that feature the Joel Lane Museum House.

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Oct
28
2008

A new book has just arrived in the gift shop—Wake, Capital County of North Carolina, Volume II

Wake, Capital County of North Carolina, Volume II, Reconstruction to 1920, has just arrived in the gift shop at 160 South St. Mary’s Street.  It was written by K. Todd Johnson and Elizabeth Reid Murray. It is a must-have for any history buff’s library. ..Read More


Sep
19
2008

Jacob’s Ladders are back in stock in the gift shop!

Our Jacob’s ladders toys were such a hit in our booth at the Raleigh NC Convention Center opening on September 5 and 6, 2008 that we ran out of them.  More have just arrived, so drop by today to pick yours up.

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Aug
14
2008

Schedule your class’s field trip today!

Call or email to schedule a field trip for students.  They will walk the halls trodden by the founders of North Carolina and its capital. Finish off the tour with Hands-on History demonstrations.

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Aug
13
2008

New! Milled soaps available in the gift shop.

JLMH’s exclusive beautiful and fragrant soaps have just arrived in the gift shop.

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What visitors say

Thank you.  You help[sic] me learn everything to know about the Joel Lane House! When the cabinet door open[sic] it gave a few of us a scare! Merry Christmas.

Catherine