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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 for the excellent tour of the Joel Lane House.  I learned a lot about the history of Raleigh as well as the Joel Lane House.  I learned how harsh conditions were back then and how we take for granted things they did not have back then.  The structure of houses has really changed a lot since the Joel Lane House was built.