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Joel Lane Museum House Historic Independence Day Open House 2019

when: Jul. 4, 2019

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its 27th annual Independence Day Open House on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested. Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War. The Lane House, the oldest in Wake County is 250 years old in 2019, so this is a special year of celebration!

The 1769 house and accompanying Kitchen will be open and staffed by costumed docents who will discuss the rooms and life in the 18th c. On the grounds, living historians will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen and making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full summer glory will be on view.

Location: 160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC (at the foot of St. Mary’s St.), 27603, which is two blocks south of Hillsborough
St., not far from downtown.

Admission: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; donations welcome.

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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What visitors say

Thank you for touring us around the Joel Lane House. Our architecture and the way we live has come a long way throughout the years. You really gave us great information on what life was like back when Joel Lane was alive. They lived in very harsh conditions with no heat or air condition which would be very tough today. I appreciate all your help and time put in to tour us around the house.

Ward