News

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December 2, 2020

Tours Resume June 2021

Beginning Thursday, December 3, 2020, the Joel Lane Museum House is suspending tours as we prepare to renovate the Visitors Center paint, as well as out of an abundance of caution amid mounting COVID-19 cases in this area and throughout the country. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Illustration: colonial silhouettes, wearing masks and social distancing.
September 10, 2020

Excitement and Caution: Joel Lane Museum House to Resume Tours 9/11/2020

The Joel Lane Museum House is resuming tours, with a number of enhanced safety precautions in place.

A man and a woman in colonial era-clothes, in silhouette, wearing masks and standing six feet apart
June 1, 2020

Tours Suspended due to Coronavirus; Museum Store Open for Limited Hours

All tours are currently suspended in response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid Virus
March 12, 2020

JLMH Coronavirus Preparedness

We are pursuing thoughtful, proactive measures to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.

Covid Virus
February 11, 2020

Joel Lane Museum House in the News: Bare Wood and Memorial Dedication

The Joel Lane Museum House has been featured in recent stories on WRAL and Spectrum News! WRAL offers a peek at the bare front of the House, with its exposed 18th0century wood (complete with saw-marks and an unexplained bullet!) while Spectrum News looks to the coming dedication for the memorial to the enslaved. Edit 2/13: A WRAL article covers the memorial dedication

December 13, 2019

Joel Lane Museum House Paint Project in the News!

The Joel Lane Museum House’s paint project was the subject of a WRAL segment on December 12…plus director Lanie Hubbard’s December 4 interview with WPTF’s Tom Kearney!

December 10, 2019

Tour Disruptions: The JLMH Paint Project Will Impact Tours—plus, winter hours begin December 22

Work is underway to restore the JLHM paint. Unfortunately, this means that aspects of tours may be disrupted. Edit January 2020: Tickets are half-price while tours are disrupted.

November 21, 2019

A New Look for Raleigh’s Oldest House

EXCITING NEWS! Based on new research, the Joel Lane House is going to be repainted to its original 1769 color - a beautiful deep red with tan trim.