Join us for an Independence Day Celebration 11 am to 4 pm!

Joel Lane Museum House

Independence Day Celebration 
11 am to 4 pm

    The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its 23nd annual Independence Day Open House on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested. 
    The museum will be open and staffed by costumed docents who will be available to answer questions. Live music will include the Triangle Folk Ensemble performing from 11 to 1:30. On the grounds, re-enactors will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen or making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full summer glory will be on view, and herbs and trees from the gardens will be for sale.
     In addition to outdoor activities, the 1769 plantation manor house, the 1790 “kitchen” building, and the Visitors Center and Museum Store will be open. Please plan to stop by.


Above: Docent Teri Devlin models the JLMH t-shirt
In the Museum Store
JLMH T-Shirts
     JLMH t-shirts are finally here! Hanes Beefy T available in S, M, L, and XL and only $20.75 including tax.  (Shipping is extra.) Stop by soon. Parking is on Saint Mary's Street directly in front of the Visitors Center. Open 11 to 5:30 Monday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 on Saturday.
Below: The rear of the shirt reads: Joel Lane Museum House 1769 Experience Life in the Past Lane

Above: Assistant Director Kathy Ruse and visitors discuss objects.
Coming Events

Independence Day Open House on Thursday, July 4, 2014 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free admission.

Lecture on "Searching for Colonial Roads" by Dale Loberger Sunday, September 7 at 2 pm.  For more info, click here.
Tavern Party on Thursday, September 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Joel Lane gardens.
Genealogy Fair featuring keynote speaker Diane Richard on "Joel Lane's Ancestors: Digging Deeper" on Saturday, October 4 at 10:30 am. More info later.
Lecture on "Was I Born for This? NC Slave Voices" by Lucinda McKethan on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7 pm. For more info, click here.
Above: Braxton Overby firing his musket
Above: On July 4, Volunteer Joan Burroughs will engage visitors through music from 1:30 to 4 pm.
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