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Art and Cocktails by the Pool

when: Oct. 13, 2013

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” sponsored its first “Art and Cocktails by the Pool” fundraiser on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with a rain date of Sunday, October 20. It took place by the pool of a private home in the Five Points area of Raleigh. Address was given to ticket purchasers upon confirmation of purchase. Admission was $75 per person. Advanced purchase strongly suggested either by logging on to by clicking here, phoning 919-833-3431 with MasterCard or Visa, or sending a check to PO Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. Tickets were non-refundable unless we had to cancel the event.

Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War. Guests toasted his contributions to the founding of the capital city, Raleigh, at the current location of his home that was built in 1769 and is operated as a house museum.

This posh event included hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, as well as a silent auction of local artists’ work, a week in a cottage at Beaufort, NC, and two bottles of very fine wine. Participating artists included Larry Earley, Margaret Hill, Mike Hoyt, Marriott Little, Elizabeth Perry, David Pickel, Robbin Richardson, and Nora Shepard. To see images of the donations, scroll through the photos below.

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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…