Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Video Shorts

The best stories about our town’s history come from the people who’ve lived here. Preserving those memories is part of the museum’s mission, and we are working to create a digital record filled with their voices. Our video library already includes a wide variety of interviews, speeches and events, and we are always looking for new material.

In the first video, you’ll find Ms. Joyce Davis kindly participating in an oral history interview with a third-grade student from Mrs. Hanson’s class at Heritage Elementary School.

The second film follows a group of women from Glen Royal Baptist Church sharing artifacts and memories that harken back to their childhoods in the Mill Village. Look for stories from Sharon Harding Woodlief, Judy Lynam Wish, Donna Lynam, Joyce Davis and Charlotte Cooke.

The last piece mixes location video and an interview with Dr. Enoch Holloway, in which he describes the founding of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in a location that is now an African-American cemetery. This touches on issues of race and religion dating back to the days of slavery.

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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

Free Admission

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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!