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

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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!!!