The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its 22nd annual Independence Day Open House on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War.
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 will be for sale.
In addition to outdoor activities, the circa 1770 plantation manor house, the 1790 “kitchen” building, and the Visitors Center and Museum Shop will be open.
For more information, visit the Joel Lane Museum House
160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC (at the foot of St. Mary’s St.), 27603, which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown.
Admission: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; donations welcome
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