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Tavern Party in the Gardens

when: Sep. 12, 2013

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” sponsored its sixth Tavern Party in the Gardens on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with a rain date of Friday, September 13. It took place in the gardens at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC. Admission was $30 per person; $25 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Advanced purchase strongly suggested either by MasterCard or Visa to 919-833-3431 or check to PO Box 10884 or on line through the web site Eventbrite by clicking here: Eventbrite Ticket Purchase , Raleigh NC 27605. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel 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 will toast 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. Wine was available for those who don’t drink beer. Light hors d’oeuvres were courtesy Cooper’s Barbeque, Irregardless Cafe, and Mitch’s Tavern, NOFO at the Pig, and Sitti will be served. Music on Thursday will be provided by Southern String Band. Volunteers will be 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 be permitted!

For more information, visit the Joel Lane Museum House website at, call (919) 833-3431, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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