Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Building the Exhibits

As of October 1, 2010, what was once a cavernous black space is now taking shape… turning into the small, three-walled rooms (known as “vignettes” in museum lingo) where museum visitors will see the artifacts, photographs and documents that make the very best exhibits educational and engaging in a way that mimics real life.

Museum designer Ron Holland came all the way from Asheville to start construction on this area, beginning with the Calvin Jones entrance, the Judicial Room, the Law Room and the Medical Room. All are coming along nicely and should create a big “wow” factor for the official grand opening on November 14th.

Exhibit designer Ches Crow did the research leading up to this moment… with drawings and designs illustrating the Wake Forest experience.

And former state archivist Cathy Morris dug up some fascinating information dating back to the 1920s… old yearbook quotes that might find their way onto the wall of one of these vignettes!

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This entry was posted on July 21, 2013 by in Exhibits and tagged , , .

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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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!!!