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Past Events

Lecture: Historic Cemeteries and Our Heritage

when: Jan. 19, 2017

The Joel Lane Museum House is proud to present a lecture called “Historic Cemeteries and Our Heritage” by Emily Grant on Thursday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $16 for the general public and $11 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 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.

The City of Raleigh cares for three historic cemeteries: City Cemetery, O’Rorke Cemetery, and Mt. Hope Cemetery. Emily Grant will speak about the importance of these sacred spaces, the stories they tell of Raleigh’s past, and the work being done by Raleigh City Cemetery Preservation, Inc. to restore and upkeep these local treasures. For more information visit

About the Speaker:

Emily Grant, is an RCCP board member. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish from Tulane University and an M.A. in Museum Education with an emphasis in American History from The George Washington University. She has been the Youth and Family Programs Coordinator at the NC Museum of History for over 20 years. When not planning and implementing programs, festivals, summer camps and workshops at the museum, she loves roaming cemeteries with her husband and two sons.

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What visitors say

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…