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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A lovely bouquet left by the Wake Forest Garden Club. WFHS tassel. We’re going through the collection and it’s fun! Downtown Zebulon, NC at night. Simply stunning. Want to know what today’s weather was like exactly 90-years ago? This 1928 Farm Journal was kept at Oakforest in Forestville and that day was “Fair and cold. Henry, Richard and I went to Raleigh today. Philo and Junior sawed and hauled firewood and then hauled logs to the same mill.” Many thanks to Barbara Massenburg for giving us a look at this very cool artifact!