Wake Forest Historical Museum

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

Oral History Film Clips

Joyce Interview Photo - Better

The museum has just released a 26-minute oral history film funded by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council. The film was professionally produced and features interviews with three local women… one from the Mill Village and two from the historically African American community called the East End.

Led by interviewer Emily Herring Wilson (WFU MA ’62), an expert scholar and author of historical works about women in the south, this project explores the stories of town residents whose pasts were not linked to Wake Forest College and touches on slavery, education, class, civil rights and religion.

A trio of short segments… biographies of Joyce Davis, Evelyn Jones, and Geraldine Hall-Taylor… are posted here.

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Hours & Info

Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

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Atlas Ray, owner of a legendary store in the Harricanes, was among those remembered at the WFHA program on country stores. Just received several reels of 16mm film. Looks like 1950s home movies of the Demon Deacs in the Billy Barnes days!!! From the April 1961 Wake Forest phone book... instructions on how to use a dial telephone, how to dial a number, how to interpret ringing and busy signals, and what to do on a party line. Anyone else remember those days? This amazing photo from Sanford Bailey shows just HALF of the folks at the 1954 Powell Family Reunion!!!