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“Joel Lane” Reads Mayor’s Proclamation Naming April as Raleigh History Month

Today at noon at the North Carolina State Capitol, Joel Lane, portrayed by Terry Washam, read Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker’s proclamation naming April as Raleigh history month. In an effort to encourage residents to visit the Raleigh area’s heritage sites, costumed re-enactors from several of the sites handed out the Raleigh Heritage Trails’ new 2010 Passport to passers by. Those who visit six of the ten sites by March 31, 2011 and get their passport stamped, may collect a prize. To download a copy of the Passport, please click here: Download 2010 Passport Here

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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…