Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Moving the Museum

On September 1, 2010, Executive Director Ed Morris spent the day getting all the smaller items moved from the Calvin Jones House and into the new annex. Cathy Morris reviewed box contents, recording items, and coordinating a newly updated museum filing system so we can remember where everything is… a tough job when you see just how many records and artifacts the Birthplace Society has collected over the years.

We’ve just acquired this exciting set of plates featuring old campus buildings. It’s a set produced by Wedgwood in the mid-twentieth century before the college moved to Winston-Salem… making this particular china exceedingly rare. Although the museum has had a set of these in red for many years, this is the first time we’ve seen them in blue. It’s an amazing addition to our collection.

To learn more about the Southern Campus Wedgwood series you can visit this article from the Southern Arts Journal.

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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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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!!!