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Keep History Alive with a Year-End Donation!!

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

Thanks for giving to the Year-End Appeal! Your donation will allow us to teach our citizens about the founding of this great nation. In this very house, state and local leaders met in 1776 and 1782 to plan for the future of a nation about to be born while battles to win its freedom were being fought. Help us spread the message of the fight for freedom through the stories of the both the Lanes and the enslaved families who lived here.

To make a donation, you may click on the PayPal button below. (You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to donate to us through its web site.)

Or you may mail a check payable to Joel Lane Museum House to PO Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605.

For telephone payment by MasterCard or Visa, you may call us at 919-833-3431. A 1% card-not-present convenience fee will be added.
Above: School children participate in Hands-On History.

What Your Gift Will Help Provide:
For the Educational Programs: scholarship for Hands-On History presented in a low-income public school $50
For the Museum Buildings: professional conservation of one item from the collection $600, Windsor chair for the collection $1,000
For the Garden: one month maintenance $390
For the Tour Guides and Volunteers: lady’s straw hat $25, boy’s breeches $65, girl’s cloak $135, lady’s cloak $150, complete male garb $325
For On-Going Expenses: salaries, utilities, supplies, etc.

The Joel Lane Museum House is a busy and exciting place to learn about history. We want to share some of the many accomplishments made possible by your generous support.

• In October,2014, the Joel Lane Museum House was honored by North Carolina Preservation with a Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit, given to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation in the state of North Carolina. We were happy to accept this award on behalf of all of those who have worked so hard over the past 10 years for the JLMH.

• Camp Flintlock Colonial Day Camp, held on the grounds in June, is attended by young ladies and gentlemen who enjoy a week immersed in 18th-century plantation life.

• The annual Independence Day Open House welcoms more than 400 visitors for a day of demonstrations of 18th-century cooking, blacksmithing, sewing, candle making, dancing and more. We are so happy to be able to share our special Museum House with the public and are humbled by their appreciation.

• The monthly Lecture Series is well attended and features outstanding historians as speakers.

• And the festive Colonial Christmas Open House takes place on the first Saturday in December from 11 am to 4 pm when over 400 people appreciate the talents of many volunteers.

As always there is much more to do. We hope you will make our wishes for this museum property come true. With your support, we can further the mission of disseminating accurate information about American history and by telling the stories of those who lived here before us.


Joel Lane Museum House, Inc. is a 501(3) non-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 888-830-4989. This license is not an endorsement by the State.