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Have a Historical Children’s Birthday Party!

Have a Historical Children’s Birthday Party! Does your child love playing dress up and is interested in the early history of America? We have the perfect spot for his or her birthday party. One-hour event includes an age-appropriate tour of Joel Lane’s house and the “kitchen,” followed by your choice of one activity for the children: writing with a quill pen, rag doll making, tin punching an ornament, or dipping a beeswax candle. Playing old-time toys and games is also included. Limit is 15 people including adults; admission is $10 per person; and no food or drink is allowed on the grounds. Available times: Saturdays at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 pm or Sunday afternoons. Advanced reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact us at 919-833-3431 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…