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Lizzie Lane’s Colonial Tea

when: Apr. 21, 2013

Lizzie Lane’s Colonial Tea took place on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The rain date was April 28. Grandmothers, mothers, and daughters enjoyed a cup of tea made in the time-honored manner of loose tea and boiling water accompanied by various tasty delicacies. After tea, girls could try their hands at several activities, including making rag dolls, learning to dance the Virginia Reel, and others. An email would have been sent if we had needed to move to the rain date, so it was essential to provide your email address when purchasing tickets.

Admission to the tea for the general public was $30 for adults and $20 for children aged 12 and under; for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 12 and under. All tickets must be purchased in advance and were non-refundable. Participants could mail a check to PO Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605, or call 919-833-3431 with MasterCard, or VISA credit cards to purchase tickets. It was important to include the names of all in your party as nametags served as tickets. Seating was on a first come-first served basis. Minimum age was 5 years. Proceeds benefited the programs of the organization. This event was sold out for the last two years, so you were advised not to delay your ticket purchase if you’d like to attend.

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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…