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Docents’ Appreciation Day Held at House in the Horseshoe

Docents’ Appreciation Day was held at House in the Horseshoe on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Six docents and the Curator drove to Sanford to visit the Alston House, also known as the House in the Horseshoe. Built in 1772, the house still bears many bullet holes from a skirmish in 1781 between David Fanning, loyalist, and Alston’s Patriots. Though it was a cool, cloudy day, the picnic on those historic grounds was enjoyed by all. The wheat growing in the fields was about knee height and added a beautiful golden glow to the landscape.

We are so grateful for all the time and energy that our docents give to the Joel Lane Museum House! They do a fabulous job of fulfilling our mission of educating the public.

Docents and Historic Interpreter
Docents and Curator on the front porch

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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.