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Tavern Party 2010

when: Oct. 28, 2010

The Tavern Party took place on October 28th, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with a rain date of Friday, October 29. It was chaired by Sterling Wheless and put on by a host committee. It took place in the gardens at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC. Admission was $25 per person; $20 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Must have been 21 years of age to attend. Advanced purchase was strongly suggested either by MasterCard or Visa to 919-833-3431 or check to PO Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. Tickets were non-refundable unless we canceled the event.

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. Guests toasted his contributions to the founding of the capital city, Raleigh, at the current location of his home that was built in about 1770.

The event included a beer tasting of delicious brews from Boylan Bridge Brew Pub. Appetizers were compliments of Ginny O’s Cheese Rings, Gravy, Irregardless Café, Mitch’s Tavern, NoFo at the Pig, & Q Shack. Other sponsors included The Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, and Whole Fooks Market. Music on Thursday was provided by Southern String Band. Wine was available for those who don’t drink beer. Volunteers were on hand to lead guests through some of the activities colonial gentlemen engaged in at taverns, including table top games such as dice and quoits, and we danced the Cumberland and Virginia Reels. Bear baiting and wrestling were not permitted!

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