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Joel Lane Museum House Historic Independence Day Open House 2020

when: Jul. 4, 2020

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its 28th annual Independence Day Open House on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested. 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. Come see the newly renovated paint—in its original 1769 red!

The 1769 house and accompanying Kitchen will be open and staffed by costumed docents who will discuss the rooms and life in the 18th c. On the grounds, living historians will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen and making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full summer glory will be on view.

Location: 160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC (at the foot of St. Mary’s St.), 27603, which is two blocks south of Hillsborough
St., not far from downtown.

Admission: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; donations welcome.

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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What visitors say

Thank you for giving us a tour of the Joel Lane House.  I liked the chamber pot.

Kaleb