Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

The Grand Opening

November 14, 2010 was a beautiful day for a ribbon cutting.

Maybe Wake Forest native Barbara Lyon said it best. “To us Wake Forest was the same, the community and the college. We never said Town of Wake Forest or Wake Forest College. It was just Wake Forest.”

That’s what you saw on November 14th. A crowd of several hundred family and friends gathered together to celebrate the special history of this town, college and university.

It was just Wake Forest.

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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!!!