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Lecture on “Beyond the Gate: Stories of Historic Oakwood Cemetery” by Bruce Miller; SOLD OUT

when: Nov. 4, 2012

SOLD OUT; Sorry, no more seats are available. The Joel Lane Museum House was very proud to present a lecture on “Beyond the Gate: Stories of Historic Oakwood Cemetery” by Bruce Miller, Historian of the cemetery on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2 pm at the Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission was $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments were served. Seating was limited, and advanced payment was required. Please call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags served as tickets. Tickets were non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

Bruce Miller gave a lively talk about some of the permanent residents at this 143 year old site. Officially incorporated in 1869, Historic Oakwood Cemetery began the re-interment process of Confederate dead in 1867 but is the final resting place of North Carolina citizens that date as far back as the 1700s. It has available burial space for the next 200 years.

Bruce is the Historian of Historic Oakwood Cemetery and is a well-known local historian who is very gracious to fill in for cemetery Director, Robin Simonton, who cannot be with us. Bruce plans to tell stories of Historic Oakwood Cemetery that shed light on the history of the city of Raleigh. Bruce is Treasurer for the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood (District), a Tour Guide for Triangle Glides (Segway) in Raleigh, and a Friend of Historic Oakwood Cemetery. He holds an AB in History from Dartmouth College and an MA from UNC Chapel Hill in US History. He has taught history at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass. and was a teacher of History and Economics and Associate Head of School at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. Follow the cemetery on Twitter @historicoakwood and Facebook.

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Thank you for giving us a tour of the Joel Lane House.  It was fun and amazing.  I learned something.  Thank you. T.h.j.h.

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