The History and Science Behind the JLMH Paint Restoration

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February 2, 2020
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Historic Preservation, History Education, Local History

This winter, the Joel Lane Museum House has undertaken a major restoration of the exterior paint on all three of our historical buildings. What began as a simple re-painting was complicated by the discovery of damage beneath the paint, which led to a modern study of the paint’s history… and finally to a radically different look for the Lane House. Join JLMH Director Lanie Hubbard for a lively exploration that spans the beginnings of Raleigh’s history, the evolution of preservation science, and the newest discoveries about Raleigh’s oldest house. A little bit of old-school archaeological digging, a little bit of newfangled CSI-style forensic analysis, and a little bit of historical interpretation add up to a brand new (and very old!) color palate.

Event Time: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2:00pm

Contact Info: 

Joel Lane Museum House

Location: Joel Lane Museum House Visitor’s Center, located at 160 S. St. Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC 27603. Parking is available on the street just outside the visitor’s center.

Admission: Free! Please RSVP, as seats are limited. Tickets available by contacting the Joel Lane Museum House or at

Please contact the Joel Lane Museum House with the names of those who will attend. Nametags will serve as tickets.

tel: (919) 833-3431 

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