Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Friday’s Memories

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Dr. Bill Friday’s speech at our 2012 Annual Meeting was how clearly he recreated images for his audience… almost as if paging through a mental scrapbook. Those who had loomed large in the life of Wake Forest were lovingly resurrected and once again admired for their intelligence, eccentricities, courage and charm.

Our decision to produce a film version of Bill Friday’s speech was good motivation to collect a series of photographs to illustrate those memories. Some of the images will appear in the finished film, which will join the DVD library in the Nancy Cullom Harris Auditorium.

The black and white photographs at left provide a glimpse of the enduring impressions made on an exceptional young man… who kindly returned to talk with us more than seventy years later.

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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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Flying the Demon Deacon flag as we host visitors from the WFU Alumni Council. Welcome to #oldcampus! Happy Easter from the Wake Forest Historical Museum. (Old Well photographed from the Brewer-Harris Garden) These are the brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity. They went to school here on the Old Campus and reunite each year at the Trek. They are an amazing group and we appreciate all they do for the Wake Forest Historical Museum! #kappasigma #wfu "His most unusual talent was combining profanity in unexpected ways," author Tucker Mitchell says to our Trek to the Old Campus crowd, about the subject of his excellent biography, legendary WFC football coach Peahead Walker. #wfu #oldcampus