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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 letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.