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All purchases benefit the Joel Lane Museum House Historical Society and its dual mission of preserving and exhibiting Joel Lane’s home and educating the public about the 18th century.

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Women in the American Revolution
Women in the American Revolution

Women in the American Revolution

Women in the American Revolution by Jeanne Munn Bracken has 87 pages of quotations from the ladies of the time. The book measures 5 1/4” by 8.”

$13.50

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Native Carolinians:The Indians of North Carolina
Native Carolinians:The Indians of North Carolina

Native Carolinians:The Indians of North Carolina

Native Carolinians:The Indians of North Carolina by Theda Perdue and Christopher Oakley is 101 pages and measures 9” by 6.” It covers pre-history to 2009.

$15.75

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Lavender Gift Set
Lavender Gift Set

Lavender Gift Set

Lavender Gift Set includes a box of our lavender signature soap with 3 bars and a lavender sachet ins a clear gift bag tied with a raffia bow. The soap is tied with a matching purple grosgrain bow and weighs 9 ounces.  The sachets vary as each one is hand-made from vintage linens.

$28.00

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Herb Combination Gift Package
Herb Combination Gift Package

Herb Combination Gift Package

Herb Combination Gift Package includes the book, Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America by the Colonial Dames of America, and a bar of Gardener’s Soap. They are attractively packaged in a clear gift bag and tied with a raffia bow. Perfect for the gardener. The herb book is softcover with 74 pages and line drawings of the plants.  The Gardener’s Soap weighs 6.4 ounces and is an exfoliating refresher for skin with ground apricot seeds. Organic oat flour and rich essential oils of clove and orange create a soothing creamy lather.

$17.50

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Replacement Ink
Replacement Ink

Replacement Ink

Replacement Ink includes 3 packets of dried black ink and includes directions for mixing. Each packet provides 3-5 small batches of ink.

$8.00

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Quill Pen
Quill Pen

Quill Pen

Quill Pen is pre-cut and ready to be dipped into ink.

$7.00

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Quill and Ink Bottle Set
Quill and Ink Bottle Set

Quill and Ink Bottle Set

Quill and Ink Bottle Set comes with a pre-cut quill, a bottle with a cork, and dried ink. Try your hand at writing the old-fashioned way!

$16.00

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Raleigh and the State of North Carolina: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know
Raleigh and the State of North Carolina: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Raleigh and the State of North Carolina: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Raleigh and the State of NC: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know by Kate Jerome is 32 pages packed with photos and informative text about great things to know about the Old North State. It measures 6 1/2” by 9 1/4.”

$15.75

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The Revolutionary John Adams
The Revolutionary John Adams

The Revolutionary John Adams

The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness is 40 pages of richly illustrated text about our nation’s second President. For upper elementary ages. A full -sized book, it measures 8 1/2” by 11.”

$13.50

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National Geographic George Washington
National Geographic George Washington

National Geographic George Washington

National Geographic George Washington by Cheryl Harness is 48 pages of richly illustrated text about our nation’s first President. For upper elementary ages. A full -sized book, it measures 8 1/2” by 11.”

$13.50

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National Geographic Kids George Washington
National Geographic Kids George Washington

National Geographic Kids George Washington

National Geographic Kids George Washington is a 32-page level 2 reader with lots of color illustrations and measures 6” by 9.”

$9.25

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Colonial and Early American Fashions Coloring Book
Colonial and Early American Fashions Coloring Book

Colonial and Early American Fashions Coloring Book

Colonial and Early American Fashions Coloring Book contains 48 pages of coloring fun and measures 8” by 11.”

$10.50

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Mini Cross Stitch Sampler
Mini Cross Stitch Sampler

Mini Cross Stitch Sampler

Mini Cross Stitch Sampler kit includes 6” by 6”, 11-count Aida cloth, needle, floss, color graph, and instructions. Contains small parts.  Not for use by children under the age of 3.

$12.25

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Early American Flag Cross Stitch Kit
Early American Flag Cross Stitch Kit

Early American Flag Cross Stitch Kit

Early American Flag Cross Stitch Kit.  It includes a 12” by 15” 14-count Fiddlers cloth, 2 skeins each of red, blue, and cream embroidery floss, needle, color graph, and illustrated instructions. Contains small parts.  Not for use by children under the age of 3.

$22.25

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Wooden Dice
Wooden Dice

Wooden Dice

Wooden Dice comes with 3 dice and an instruction book for dice games for children. Made in USA. Contains small parts.  Not for use by children under the age of 3.

$10.25

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Rubber Band Gun
Rubber Band Gun

Rubber Band Gun

Rubber Band Gun is a favorite in our store.  Use it to shoot “Tories” made of cardboard (not included). Made in USA. Contains small parts.  Not for use by children under the age of 3.

$12.00

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Ox-Yoke Puzzle
Ox-Yoke Puzzle

Ox-Yoke Puzzle

Ox-Yoke Puzzle: make the two metal circles hand from just one loop. Made in USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under 3.

$10.75

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Nine Pins
Nine Pins

Nine Pins

Nine Pins is very much like bowling on a tabletop. Comes with a carrying bag. Colors vary. Made in USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under the age of 3.

$15.25

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Mountain IQ Game
Mountain IQ Game

Mountain IQ Game

Mountain IQ Game: jump over a peg and remove it.  See if you can end up with just one peg! Made in USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under the age of 3.

$9.50

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Limberjack Man
Limberjack Man

Limberjack Man

Limberjack Man or Dancing Man is a lovely toy. Sit on one end of the paddle, put his feet on the other end. Tap the paddle and watch him dance! Made in the USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under 3 years of age.

$21.00

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Classic Jacks
Classic Jacks

Classic Jacks

Classic Jacks is a great game for hand-eye coordination. Comes with a cloth bag; colors vary. Made in the USA. Contains small parts. Not for children under 3 years of age.

$15.00

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Gee Haw Whimmydiddle
Gee Haw Whimmydiddle

Gee Haw Whimmydiddle

Gee Haw Whimmydiddle is a great puzzle. Rub one stick on the other, and make the propeller spin to the right (gee) or the left (haw). Amaze your friends. There’s a secret. (Contact us for the answer.) Made in the USA. Contains small parts.  Not for children under the age of 3.

$10.00

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Cat’s Cradle and Other String Games
Cat's Cradle and Other String Games

Cat's Cradle and Other String Games

Cat’s Cradle and Other String Games includes yarn and instruction book. Yarn color will vary.

$14.25

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JLMH Patch
JLMH Patch

JLMH Patch

JLMH patch measures 2 1/2” by 2 1/2” and can be either sewn or ironed on.

$5.00

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Map: A Bird’s Eye View of Raleigh
Map: A Bird's Eye View of Raleigh

Map: A Bird's Eye View of Raleigh

Map: A Bird’s Eye View of Raleigh by C. Drie shows the city in 1872.  The map will arrive rolled up and measures approximately 23 1/2” by 29.”

$44.75

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What Would George Do? Advice from Our Founding Father
What Would George Do? Advice from Our Founding Father

What Would George Do? Advice from Our Founding Father

What Would George Do? Advice from Our Founding Father by Nan Marshall and Helen Border translates Washington’s Rules of Civility for the modern age. A sfotcover book with 134 pages of sound advice, it measures 5 1/2” by 8 1/2.”

$21.00

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A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont NC
A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont NC

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont NC

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina by Catherine Bishir and Michael Southern is a softcover book with 596 pages and many ilustrations.

$40.00

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Images of America: Historic Raleigh
Images of America: Historic Raleigh

Images of America: Historic Raleigh

Images of America: Historic Raleigh by Kulikowski and Peters is in softcover with 128 pages of photos of historic Raleigh.  It measures 6 1/2” by 91/4.”

$30.00

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A Discourse Upon the Duties of a Physician by Samuel Bard, M.D.
A Discourse Upon the Duties of a Physician by Samuel Bard, M.D.

A Discourse Upon the Duties of a Physician by Samuel Bard, M.D.

A Discourse Upon the Duties of a Physician by Samuel Bard, M.D. first published in 1769 is in hardcover with 28 pages and measures 4 1/4” by 6 3/4”.

$17.75

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Natchez Solution Complete Care Furniture Polish
Natchez Solution Complete Care Furniture Polish

Natchez Solution Complete Care Furniture Polish

Eight ounces of all natural beeswax, lemon oil, and mineral oil.  Apply with a soft cloth.  Allow 2 hours to “feed” the wood.  Wipe off excess.

$17.75

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Colonial Pillow—Rectangle, Gentlemen and Dog
Colonial Pillow--Rectangle, Gentlemen and Dog measures 17" by 10" stuffed. Cover is imported from Belgium and is 100% cotton tapestry. Pillow form is polyester.

Colonial Pillow--Rectangle, Gentlemen and Dog measures 17" by 10" stuffed. Cover is imported from Belgium and is 100% cotton tapestry. Pillow form is polyester.

Colonial Pillow—Rectangle, Gentlemen and Dog measures 17” by 10” stuffed.  Cover is imported from Belgium and is 100% cotton tapestry.  Pillow form is polyester. Sorry, this item is temporarily out of stock.

$55.00

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Colonial Pillow—Rectangle, Ladies and Cat
Colonial Pillow--Rectangle, Ladies and Cat measures 17" by 10" stuffed and was imported directly from Belgium. Cover is 100% cotton tapestry, and pillow form is polyester.

Colonial Pillow--Rectangle, Ladies and Cat measures 17" by 10" stuffed and was imported directly from Belgium. Cover is 100% cotton tapestry, and pillow form is polyester.

Colonial Pillow—Rectangle, Ladies and Cat measures 17” by 10” stuffed and was imported directly from Belgium.  Cover is 100% cotton tapestry, and pillow form is polyester. We are sorry, but this item is temporarily out of stock.

$55.00

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Colonial Pillow—Square, Gentlemen and Dog
Colonial Pillow--Square, Gentlemen and Dog measures 16" by 16" stuffed and was imported directly from Belgium.

Colonial Pillow--Square, Gentlemen and Dog measures 16" by 16" stuffed and was imported directly from Belgium.

Colonial Pillow—Square, Gentlemen and Dog measures 16” by 16” stuffed and was imported directly from Belgium. Pillow form is polyester. Cover is 100% cotton tapestry.

$65.00

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Colonial Pillow—Square, Ladies and Cat
Charming colonial pillows with ladies and cat!

Charming colonial pillows with ladies and cat!

Charming colonial pillows with ladies and cat. Square measure 16” by 16” stuffed. The covers are 100% cotton and were directly imported from Belgium.  Pillow form is polyester.

$65.00

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Sticky Note Pad
Sticky Note Pad

Sticky Note Pad

Sticky Note Pad with 7 different sizes of sticky notes emblazoned with the JLMH logo on a Kraft paper cover. Overall the book measures 3” by 4 3/8”. A perfect small gift!

$9.25

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DVD of Diane L. Richard’s report  on Oct. 4, 2014 on “Joel Lane’s Ancestors: Digging Deeper”
DVD of Diane L. Richard's report on Oct. 4, 2014 on "Joel Lane's Ancestors: Digging Deeper"

DVD of Diane L. Richard's report on Oct. 4, 2014 on "Joel Lane's Ancestors: Digging Deeper"

The DVD of Diane L. Richard’s report on Oct. 4, 2014 on “Joel Lane’s Ancestors: Digging Deeper” is available by mail.  The recording was made on a home video camera so it is not a professional production but you will get to hear Diane speaking about the research she and others have done on the Lanes. Thanks to a grant from the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in North Carolina (NSCDA in NC), Diane Richard conducted further research into the ancestry of Joel Lane.  Using Joel’s father (one of many Josephs) as the starting point, her talk discussed the research conducted by her, staff and volunteers at JLMH, and Lane descendants who have been generous enough to share their research. Diane briefly touched on DNA research.
    Were there any great revelations?  No.  Do we know more about Joel Lane’s Ancestors? Yes.  Are there still questions to be answered?  Definitely.
    Diane L. Richard is the Principle of Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM). She has M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

$16.00

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JLMH Tote Bag
JLMH Tote Bag

JLMH Tote Bag

JLMH Tote Bag is natural colored, 100% cotton made in Pakistan with gusseted sides and bottom. It measures 16” by 15” and has two straps for easy carrying. It is imprinted with the JLMH logo in brown on one side.

$24.25

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JLMH Tee Shirt
JLMH Tee Shirt

JLMH Tee Shirt

The Joel Lane Museum House tee shirt is a natural color Hanes Beefy T, made with very high quality, 100% cotton spun yarn. It is soft and plush to the touch and is imprinted on the reverse with the words: Joel Lane Museum House 1769 Experience Life in the Past Lane. The shirt comes in small, medium, large, and extra large.

$28.75

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North Carolina Scarf
North Carolina Scarf

North Carolina Scarf

North Carolina Scarf is made of 100 % silk and was designed by Marisol Deluna of New York.  It measures a very generous 15” by 60”, an oblong that can be tied in a myriad of ways to complement any outfit. Its beautiful flowers and other elements symbolize the best of North Carolina: dogwoods and magnolia blossoms as well as subtle architectural features from the houses owned by the North Carolina Colonial Dames. 100% of the proceeds benefits Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, Haywood Hall House and Gardens and Joel Lane Museum House in Raleigh, and the Museum Houses Endowment Fund administered by the Colonial Dames which benefits all 3 properties. Price includes shipping. To see a YouTube video of 25 ways to tie a scarf, click here.

$117.50

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Notecards of Watercolor by Jerry Miller
Notecards of Watercolor by Jerry Miller

Notecards of Watercolor by Jerry Miller

A box of 8 full-color notecards of a watercolor painting of the JLMH site by Jerry Miller with white envelopes.  Printed on high-quality matte-finished card stock, the notes measure 4 1/4” by 5 1/2”..

$11.25

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Sterling Silver Charm of the Joel Lane Museum House
Sterling Silver Charm of the Joel Lane Museum House

Sterling Silver Charm of the Joel Lane Museum House

Our exclusive sterling silver charm of the Joel Lane Museum House is a perfect reproduction of the facade.  It measures 1/2” by 7/16.” Order one today for your history buff friend or family member!

$21.25

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Great American Treasures: Properties, Projects, Collections
Great American Treasures: Properties, Projects, Collections

Great American Treasures: Properties, Projects, Collections

Great American Treasures: Properties, Projects, Collections by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is a listing by state of properties owned, managed, or helped by the Society. With color photos, its 98 pages are a great guide to the country’s historic treasures perfect for the traveler. pdated in 2014, it is spiral bound and measures a handy 4 1/4” by 6.”

$17.75

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The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, Excelling any Thing of the Kind ever yet published
The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, Excelling any Thing of the Kind ever yet published

The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, Excelling any Thing of the Kind ever yet published

The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, Excelling any Thing of the Kind ever yet published by Mrs. Glasse was first published in England in 1747. The first American edition was published in 1805. This facsimile edition of the 1805 edition is 325 pages with an index and 10 pages of historical notes as the introduction. It is paperback measuring 5” by 8”.

$26.50

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North Carolina Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in North Carolina
North Carolina Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in North Carolina

North Carolina Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in North Carolina

North Carolina Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in North Carolina is a facsimile of the transcript of typewritten records prepared by the Federal Writers’ Project 1936-38. It is 158-page paperback with first-hand accounts of being held as slaves in North Carolina. It measures 9 1/2” by 7 1/2”.

$21.25

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The Black Experience in Revolutionary North Carolina
The Black Experience in Revolutionary North Carolina

The Black Experience in Revolutionary North Carolina

The Black Experience in Revolutionary North Carolina by Jeffrey J. Crow contains maps, illustrations, an index, an appendix,footnotes, and a bibliographical essay. At 128 pages, it is a paperback that measures 6” by 9”.

$16.00

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A Chronicle of North Carolina during the American Revolution 1763-1789
A Chronicle of North Carolina during the American Revolution 1763-1789

A Chronicle of North Carolina during the American Revolution 1763-1789

A Chronicle of North Carolina during the American Revolution 1763-1789 by Jeffrey J. Crow is a month by month record of events in the state during the Revolution. Filled with black and white illustrations and maps, it is a paperback of 61 pages with bibliography and measures 6” by 9”.

$13.75

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Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas
Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas

Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas

Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas by Hugh F. Rankin provides an overview of that critical campaign of the American Revolution. It is a 90-page paperback with black and white illustrations, index, and maps.

$21.25

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A History of African Americans in North Carolina
A History of African Americans in North Carolina

A History of African Americans in North Carolina

A History of African Americans in North Carolina by Crow, Escott, and Hatley is a scholarly look at the history of North Carolina’s African Americans. At 266 pages with index and black and white illustrations, this paperback was revised in 2002 and measures 6” by 9”.

$21.25

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The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina
The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina

The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina

The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina by Hugh F. Rankin is an 81-page paperback with index, two appendices, and several grisly illustrations. It measures 6” by 9,” and the 2010 edition is perfect for the pirate lover who wants to know the facts. The narrative, of course, includes the infamous North Carolinian, Blackbeard.

$13.75

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Joel Lane Museum House Ornament
Joel Lane Museum House Ornament

Joel Lane Museum House Ornament

Joel Lane Museum House Ornament has just arrived in the gift shop.  It is made of laser-cut wood with hanger.  The reverse is incised with the basic information on the site.  Great for the Joel Lane fan! Measures 4 1/4” by 3 3/4”.

$13.50

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Round Plastic Box with Picture of a Bowl from the Collection
Round Plastic Box with Picture of a Bowl from the Collection

Round Plastic Box with Picture of a Bowl from the Collection

Round black plastic box with picture of a bowl from the collection is 3 1/2” in diameter.  The bowl is of blue and white Chinese Canton porcelain with scalloped edges and dates from circa 1760 to 1770.

$10.00

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Round Magnet with Bowl from Collection
Round Magnet with Bowl from Collection

Round Magnet with Bowl from Collection

Round magnet with picture of a bowl from the collection is 2 1/8” in diameter.  The bowl is of blue and white Chinese Canton porcelain with scalloped edges and dates from circa 1760 to 1790.

$10.00

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Magnetic Book Mark with Photo of Joel Lane Museum House
Magnetic Book Mark with Photo of Joel Lane Museum House

Magnetic Book Mark with Photo of Joel Lane Museum House

Magnetic book mark with photo of Joel Lane Museum House measures 1 3/4” by 3 3/4.” It folds over the top of the page of a book and two magnets hold it in place.

$8.00

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Finger Vase, Red
Red Finger Vase

Red Finger Vase

The red Finger Vase measures 6 1/2” tall and 8 1/4” wide and was made in Thailand. Order one today to bring a touch of the colonial period to your home.

$26.25

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Woodcut of Joel Lane Museum House
Woodcut of Joel Lane Museum House

Woodcut of Joel Lane Museum House

Woodcut of Joel Lane Museum House by R. B. Danie is printed on heavy stock paper. The image measures 12 1/2” by 7 1/8”.  The entire sheet measures either 11” by 16 1/2” or 12 1/2” by 17”.

$35.00

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All American Sampler Kit
All American Sampler Kit

All American Sampler Kit

The All American sampler kit includes 14-count Aida cloth, embroidery floss, needle, chart, instructions, and history. Samplers were an important part of a colonial and early American girl’s education.  She could practice making letters and numbers, improve fine motor skills, and learn patience.  In addition, many were executed by older girls as works of art. Ages 8 and up.

$15.00

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Wooden Hand Fan
Wooden Hand Fan

Wooden Hand Fan

The hand fan was very popular in the 18th century, both as a fashion accessory and for keeping cool.  Ours is decoratively pierced and made of wood.  If a young person is opening it, be sure to show her how to slide it open, not pull the two sides apart!

$10.00

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Peg Top
Peg Top

Peg Top

The peg top is a variation on the top that requires some practice. The string is carefully wrapped around the top and looped over the end of a finger. It is thrown with some force so is not suitable for children under age 6. Ours is wood with a metal tip and measures 2 1/4” long and 1 3/4” in diameter at the widest point.

$11.00

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Hopscotch Game
Hopscotch Game

Hopscotch Game

The hopscotch game was a favorite in colonial and early America. Stones, chalk, and directions are included.  Not for children under 5.

$13.00

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Whirligig or Buzzsaw
Whirligig or Buzzsaw

Whirligig or Buzzsaw

The whirligig or buzzsaw was made of hammered lead musket balls or coins too old and thin to be of value. They have been excavated from many early American sites. The metal makes a loud whirring noise when it is in use. Ours measures 1 1/2” in diameter. Not for children under age 5.

$9.50

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Wooden Yo-Yo
Wooden Yo-Yo

Wooden Yo-Yo

The yo-yo dates back to ancient Greece.  Ours is made of hardwood and will perform many tricks.  It measures 2” in diameter and will provide hours of fun!

$10.50

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Handmade Lavender-Filled Sachets
Handmade Lavender-Filled Sachets

Handmade Lavender-Filled Sachets

The elves at the Joel Lane Museum House have just produced gorgeous handmade lavender-filled sachets. Using old lace and linens donated by the local Colonial Dames chapter, the ladies have produced a wide assortment of fragrant sachets just in time for holiday gift giving. The lavender was locally grown, and the sachets are wrapped in clear cellophane bags, are tied with a lavender bow, and come with a descriptive card. Each one is unique, so let us choose for you. Each measures approximately 5” by 4”.

$17.00

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Dessert Cookbook
Dessert Cookbook

Dessert Cookbook

Dessert Cookbook is the third in a series of small cookbooks with easy-to-prepare recipes gathered from members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. All of the recipes require just a few ingredients—otherwise, they wouldn’t fit on the small pages! 28 pp, tied with a jaunty polka-dot ribbon. Measures 4 1/4” by 5 1/2”.

$10.50

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Appetizer Cookbook
Appetizer Cookbook

Appetizer Cookbook

Appetizer Cookbook is a tiny, 28-page cookbook filled with simple and delicious recipes contributed by members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Festooned with a festive polka-dot ribbon, it makes the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Measures 5 1/2” by 4 1/4”.

$10.50

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Beeswax Candles
Beeswax Candles

Beeswax Candles

Pure beeswax candles come in a handsome Joel Lane logo gift box. Includes two 10” candles dipped by hand using early American methods. They ship only from October to April.

$18.25

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Colonial Coin and Banknote
Colonial Coin and Banknote

Colonial Coin and Banknote

Colonial Coin and Banknote set includes replicas of a $1 Continental coin and a $20 Continental note. During the Revolutionary War, there was not much money in circulation, so the state governments and the Congress issued their own paper money so that trade could carry on. The $1 coin was the first silver-dollar sized coin ever made for the United States. The $20 note was produced after 1777; it contains the words “United States.” Earlier notes read “United Colonies.”

$8.50

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Colonial Bank Notes
Colonial Bank Notes

Colonial Bank Notes

Reproduction colonial and Revolutionary War bank note set includes seven replicas of the original currency. They have been antiqued so they look and feel old.  Includes one North Carolina $4 note from 1778. Notes measure 3” by 3 3/4”.

$7.00

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Guide to North Carolina Highway Markers
Guide to North Carolina Highway Markers

Guide to North Carolina Highway Markers

Guide to North Carolina Highway Markers, Tenth Edition, is a wonderful resource to have in the car while you are traveling around the state. Does your driver refuse to stop so you can read the markers? Problem solved—you can read the text and your driver can continue on his/her way. Everyone is happy! Organized by county with photos and maps. Paperback, 265 pages with index. Measures 6 3/4” by 10”.

$22.00

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Society in Colonial North Carolina
Society in Colonial North Carolina

Society in Colonial North Carolina

Society in Colonial North Carolina by Alan D. Watson, Revised Edition, details many areas of life in colonial North Carolina, including family, servitude and slavery, religion, and transportation and communication. A must-have for the serious student of North Carolina history. Paperback with 147 pages, maps, illustrations, index, and bibliography. Measures 6” by 9”.

$16.00

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North Carolina in the American Revolution
North Carolina in the American Revolution

North Carolina in the American Revolution

North Carolina in the American Revolution by Hugh F. Rankin was first published in 1959 and is a comprehensive review of the people who fought and the battles in which they struggled to free this nation free from tyranny.  Paperback, 74 pages iwth illustrations. Measures 6” by 9”.

$13.00

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Holiday Donation Card
Holiday Donation Card

Holiday Donation Card

The Holiday Donation Card is graced with the well-known symbol of hospitality, the pineapple. Taken by Assistant Curator, Kathleen Ruse, this stunning photo of the Christmas centerpiece on the table in the Hall of the Joel Lane Museum House makes a gorgeous greeting card and comes with a white envelope. The inside of the card reads, “Happy Holidays! A gift has been made to the Joel Lane Museum House in your honor by_________” with a blank for you to fill in your name. Card measures 5 1/2” by 4 1/4” and is printed on heavy card stock. Minimum donation: $15 per card.

$15.00

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Gardener’s Soap
Gardener's Soap

Gardener's Soap

Gardener’s Soap is a 6.4 ounce (181 gram) bar of fragrant, exfoliating soap with ground apricot seeds, organic oat flour, and rich, essential oils of clove and orange. Sure to please any avid gardener, it will make the perfect gift for the plant lover in your life, especially when paired with our book, Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America. The book can be found by scrolling down on the page at this link: Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America. The gorgeous gift box for the Gardener’s Soap measures 3 3/4” by 2” by 1 3/4”.

$10.00

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JLMH Euro Car Magnet
JLMH Euro Car Magnet

JLMH Euro Car Magnet

JLMH Euro Car Magnet announces your allegiance to the only site in Wake County, NC that interprets the Revolutionary War! Printed in our signature brown ink, the name of the Joel Lane Museum House and its tag line of “Birthplace of NC’s Capital” lets those in traffic behind you see that you are loyal to this important heritage site. Measuring 5 3/4” by 4”, this removable magnet will not damage your car.

$9.00

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The History of the American Revolution
The History of the American Revolution

The History of the American Revolution

The History of the American Revolution: Highlights of the Important Battles and Documents of Freedom is a brief summary of that crucial era in American history.  It spans the years from 1763 to 1783 when the peace treaty was signed. Paperback, measures 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”, 15 pages.

$7.25

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George Washington, Spymaster
George Washington, Spymaster

George Washington, Spymaster

George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War is a delightful paperback book sure to capture the imagination of any young patriot. A well-documented and appealing history, the book is illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival art and pen and ink sketches.  184 pages, measures 5” by 6 3/4”.

$11.50

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Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book
Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book

Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book

Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book contains 46 remarkable drawings that reproduce the everyday dress of numerous American colonists of the 1770s. Each illustration is accompanied by a caption and a brief description of the clothing.  Fifteen examples are pictured in full color on the covers. The paperback book measures 8 1/4” by 11”.

$9.25

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Betsy the Colonial Girl Sticker Paper Doll
Betsy the Colonial Girl Sticker Paper Doll

Betsy the Colonial Girl Sticker Paper Doll

Betsy the Colonial Girl Sticker Paper Doll has four pages of reusable clothing stickers. Betsy’s clothes are beautiful ones depicting rich fabrics. The paperback book measures 4” by 5 3/4” so is perfect for a small gift for your favorite girl. Ages 6 and up.

$6.75

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Four Colonial Girls: Sticker Paper Dolls by Sue Shanahan
Four Colonial Girls: Sticker Paper Dolls by Sue Shanahan

Four Colonial Girls: Sticker Paper Dolls by Sue Shanahan

Four Colonial Girls: Sticker Paper Dolls by Sue Shanahan is a full-color paper doll book with 4 pages of authentic clothes for the four paper dolls. The paperback book measures 8 1/4” by 11,” and the reusable sticker clothes include all the accessories for the well-dressed 18th-century girl. Ages 6 and up.

$12.50

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Toy Soldier—British General
Toy Soldier--British General

Toy Soldier--British General

Toy Soldier—British General arrives in an attractive gift box. He is made of metal, is 2 1/2” tall, and is dressed in the traditional British red coat with his sword at his side. A short description of the British soldier’s life and the hardships both sides faced during the American Revolutionary War is printed on the back of the box. Ages 3 and up.

$10.00

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Toy Soldier—British Infantryman
Toy Soldier--British Infantryman

Toy Soldier--British Infantryman

Toy Soldier—British Infantryman measures 3 ” tall and is made of metal. He is dressed in a traditional red coat and carries his rifle with bayonet attached. He arrives in an attractive gift box with a short history on the back of the hardships faced by soldiers on both sides of the American Revolutionary War. Ages 3 and up.

$10.00

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Toy Soldier—Colonial General
Toy Soldier--Colonial General

Toy Soldier--Colonial General

The Colonial General toy soldier is almost 2 1/2 ” tall, is made of metal, and is sure to delight the small soldier on your gift list. The back of the attractive gift box has a short history of the hardships faced by the soldiers who fought on behalf of the colonies in the American Revolutionary War. Ages 3 and up.

$10.00

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Toy Soldier—Colonial Infantryman
Toy Soldier--Colonial Infantryman

Toy Soldier--Colonial Infantryman

Toy Soldier—Colonial Infantryman is 2 1/2” tall and made of metal.  Packaged in an attractive gift box, it is perfect for a small gift or a stocking stuffer for your favorite little soldier! Ages 3 and up.

$10.00

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Beginning Quilting Kit
Beginning Quilting Kit

Beginning Quilting Kit

Beginning Quilting Kit includes three easy-to-make projects for a fun first quilting experience. The kit includes fabric squares, muslin, batting, stuffing, needle, thread, pattern, and instructions to make a potholder, small pillow, and a doll blanket. You will need scissors, straight pins, and a pen or pencil. Kit measures 8 1/2” by 8 1/2 “. Fabrics may vary from picture. Ages 8 and up.

$18.75

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My First Knitting Set
My First Knitting Set

My First Knitting Set

My First Knitting Set includes yarn, wooden knitting needles, easy-to-follow instructions, and a history of knitting. Knitting is an ancient craft practiced by early Americans. Yarn colors may vary from picture. Kit measures 5” by 8”. Ages 7 and up.

$12.50

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Cross-Stitch Bookmark Kit
Cross-Stitch Bookmark Kit

Cross-Stitch Bookmark Kit

Cross-Stitch Bookmark Kit features an easy-to-make 14-count quilt pattern bookmark.  Cross stitch was the most popular form of needlework in early America.  Young girls who practiced this craft learned patience and fine motor skills. Kit includes floss, needle, canvas, and instructions. Kit measures 8 1/2” by 3 1/4”.  Ages 8 and up.

$12.25

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Miss Poppet: An Early American Cloth Doll Kit
Miss Poppet: An Early American Cloth Doll Kit

Miss Poppet: An Early American Cloth Doll Kit

Miss Poppet: An Early American Cloth Doll Kit has everything you need to make an early American poppet doll kit. It includes fabric, needle, floss, stuffing, yarn, and instructions to make an authentic replica doll who will be approximately 13” tall. Kit measures 8” by 6”. Fabric may vary from photo. Ages 8 and up.

$17.25

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Colonial Spoon Doll Kit
Colonial Spoon Doll Kit

Colonial Spoon Doll Kit

Colonial Spoon Doll Kit contains fabric, spoon head, stuffing, yarn, floss, and needle.  Cloth may vary from picture. You will need scissors, pins, and glue. (Hot glue works best.)  In the early colonial period, girls and their mothers made dolls of everyday household materials, such as spools, clothes pegs, yarn, buttons, and spoons.  Kit measures 5 1/4” by 6 1/2”.Ages 8 and up.

$12.25

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Little Black Folk Doll Kit
Little Black Folk Doll Kit

Little Black Folk Doll Kit

Little Black Folk Doll Kit includes fabric, embroidery floss, needle, stuffing, pattern, and instructions. Handmade cloth rag dolls were popular in the early American colonies since porcelain dolls from Europe were very expensive. Enslaved children played with black dolls made from scraps of cloth. Surviving ones have been found in Underground Railroad hiding places where enslaved people hid on the escape routes to freedom in the north. Kit measures 5” by 5 1/2”. For ages 8 and up.

$13.00

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The Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of Its Signers
The Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of Its Signers

The Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of Its Signers

The Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of Its Signers is an attractive hardback book with 32 pp. measuring 4 1/4” by 6”. It features the entire text of the document and allows the reader to discover who those brave men who signed the document were.

$17.00

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The Way to Wealth
The Way to Wealth

The Way to Wealth

The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin was first published in 1758 as a preface to his Poor Richard’s Almanack.  This edition is a charming little hardcover book of 30 pages measuring 4 1/4” by 6 3/4.”  It is called a summing up of all his previously published thoughts on how to achieve success in business.

$17.00

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George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Behavior
George Washington's Rules of Civility & Behavior

George Washington's Rules of Civility & Behavior

George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Behavior in Company and Conversation is a re-creation of the tome written by the father of our country when he was just 14 years old. This delightful 30-page hard bound book includes his 110 rules to “inculcate the practice of a perfect self control.” Measuring just 4 1/4” by 6 3/4”, it will make the perfect gift for friends and relatives of any age!

$17.00

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Chameleon on the Crabtree
Chameleon on the Crabtree

Chameleon on the Crabtree

Commissioned by Joel Lane Museum House, Inc. in 2001, Dr. Jerry L. Cross’s biography of Joel Lane is unprecedented in its scope and scholarship. Spiral-bound, measuring 8 1/2 ” by 11,” and with a total of 93 pages, it answers many questions about the man and the myths surrounding him. A must for the local history lover’s book shelf.

$37.00

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Graces
Graces

Graces

An early American toy, Graces consist of four wooden dowels and two beribboned hoops. The object of the game is to use two sticks to catch the hoop tossed by your opponent’s two sticks. The better you get at it, the smaller your hoop and the farther apart the tosser and catcher stand. Used in the past primarily by girls so that they could learn to move gracefully, graces are now enjoyed by both genders. It provides good aerobic exercise, too!

$35.00

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Spinning Top
Spinning Top

Spinning Top

Tops are documented as toys played with in our colonial period.  Made of wood and string, ours is handcrafted in the North Carolina mountains and includes a holder and string for really sending the top spinning!

$14.50

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Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America
Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America

Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America

Originally published in 1970 by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Connecticut, this edition from 1995 is a charming paperback totalling 74 pages. Each plant is pictured in a line drawing with its botanical and familiar names and a brief description of the plant and its historical uses.  A perfect small gift for the garden enthusiast, it measures 5 1/4” by 8 1/2”.

$11.00

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Ball Tosser
Ball Tosser

Ball Tosser

The Ball Tosser or Cup and Ball is another old toy that develops the child’s hand/eye coordination. The object is to catch the ball in the cup. Ours is hand crafted in the North Carolina mountains and is made of wood and string. Older children will be more successful at playing the game, though it does take practice to consistently catch the ball in the cup. Contains small pieces not appropriate for children under age 3. Cup with handle measures 8 1/4” in length.

$11.00

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Moonwinder
Moonwinder

Moonwinder

The Moonwinder is a very old toy.  Also called Buzz Saw, it is a simple toy that when rapidly twirled can emit a sound like a saw.  Made of wood and string and hand crafted in the North Carolina mountains, it teaches hand/eye coordination. The disk measures 2 1/2” in diameter.  Contains small pieces and is appropriate for ages 5 and up.

$10.00

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Jacob’s Ladder
Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

This simple toy made of wood and ribbon is debatably as old as Egyptian times, but scholars do not agree as to its use in the New World during the colonial period.
When fully opened, ours measures 11 1/2” by 2”. It is a fascinating toy for all ages who marvel at its strange ability to seem to appear and disappear as its wooden blocks cascade over one another.

$15.00

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Flower Notecards
Notecards with Flowers From Joel Lane Gardens

Notecards with Flowers From Joel Lane Gardens

Our own Assistant Curator, Kathleen Ruse, has taken stunning photos of flowers from the Joel Lane gardens. We have taken the copyrighted images and reproduced them on full-color notecards. They are sold in clear acrylic boxes of 8 assorted designs with white envelopes. The notes are printed on high quality card stock, are folded, and measure 4 1/4” by 5 1/2 “. Pictured is Feverfew. Price includes shipping and handling.

$23.00

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Book Entitled “Why America Is Free”
Book Entitled "Why America is Free"

Book Entitled "Why America is Free"

“Why America is Free: A History of the Founding of the American Republic” written by Hamburger, et. al.

A full-color hardback book with 202 pages of meticulously researched information on the history of our country. Commissioned by the Society of the Cincinnati and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. 
The book measures 7 1/2” by 9 1/2 ” and is written for elementary and middle school ages but is enjoyed by all ages.
Shipping and handling charges are included in the price. Sorry, currently out of stock.



What visitors say

Thank you for giving me a tour around and in the Joel Lane House.  My favorite part was the garden.

Julio