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Lizzie Lane’s Colonial Tea 2014

when: Apr. 27, 2014

Lizzie Lane’s Colonial Tea will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 3 to 5 pm with a rain date of Sunday, May 4, 2014. Elizabeth was Colonel Joel Lane’s seventh child. He was a founding father of Raleigh and an officer in the Militia during the American Revolutionary War.

In the beautiful colonial style gardens at the Joel Lane Museum House, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and granddaughters will learn the etiquette of taking tea and cakes in colonial times. After tea, they will have a chance to participate in early American crafts and games. The strains of live music will fill the air.

As they sip on tea or lemonade and eat either 18th-century style or modern cakes, attendees will learn the history of tea and how colonial people took their tea. After tea, the girls can play games like graces, dance the Virginia Reel, make a rag doll, decorate a paper fan, or “tin” punch a Christmas ornament.

Admission is by advanced purchase only, and tickets have sold out early for the last two years. Tickets may be obtained by calling 919-833-3431 payable with MasterCard or Visa or by visiting the web site by clicking on this link: Lizzie Lane’s Colonial Tea Tickets. Admission for the public is $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under; members of the Joel Lane Historical Society pay $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Minimum age is 5 years old. Tickets are not refundable unless we must cancel the event. Please include an email address so we can notify you of a change to the rain date.

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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…