Joel Lane House Celebrates 250 Years

Jerry Blackwelder

Joel Lane House Celebrates 250 Years

In 1769, Joel Lane decided to build his family home on rural farmland in an area that would become Wake County. 

Today, 250 years later, Joel Lane’s house still stands and is now in the heart of downtown Raleigh. 

During the 250th anniversary year the Joel Lane Museum House will feature exhibits telling the story of the early Colonial settlement and the founding of Wake County. Your students will also learn of the area’s role in the Revolutionary War and the early days of the State Capital. 

Field trips are led by costumed docents who will take your students on an immersive tour and introduce them to Hands-On History. They will tour two houses, a one-room cabin and the Joel Lane family home. A tour of the herb garden, floral garden and
separate kitchen building are also included. 

For more information log on to www.joellane.org.

 

Joel Lane Museum House

160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh NC 27603, 919-833-3431, http://www.joellane.org

Joel Lane Museum House

Visit the birthplace of the Capital of North Carolina. Field trip includes a tour of two fully furnished 18th-century homes and an interactive hands-on history module. They also meet North Carolina State social studies standards.

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