The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its fifth Tavern Party in the Gardens on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with a rain date of Friday, September 13. It will take place at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC. Admission is $30 per person; $25 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.
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. Guests will toast his contributions to the founding of the capital city, Raleigh, at the current location of his home that was built in about 1770.
The event will include a beer tasting of delicious brews from Boylan Bridge Brew Pub. Wine will be available for those who don’t drink beer. Light hors d’oeuvres will be compliments of Mitch’s Tavern and NOFO at the Pig. Music on Thursday will be provided by Southern String Band. Some of the activities colonial gentlemen engaged in at taverns, including table top games such as dice and quoits, and dancing the Cumberland and Virginia Reels will be offered. Bear baiting and wrestling will not be permitted!
The Joel Lane Museum House is part of a historic site managed by a non-profit 501(c )(3) corporation, the Joel Lane Museum House, Inc., which receives no governmental financial support. The site consists of three historic buildings and colonial revival gardens with period-appropriate herbs, fruit trees, and other plants.
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