Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Calvin Jones House Christmas Ornament

Priced at $20.00 (including tax) at the Wake Forest Historical Museum.

For shipping, please send $22.00 cash or check with mailing address to:

Wake Forest Historical Museum
PO Box 494
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Ornament photo for website

ORNAMENT DETAILS

The 2013 Calvin Jones House Christmas ornament depicts the two-story Greek-Revival home that is considered the most historic structure in the Town of Wake Forest.

Purchased by Dr. Calvin Jones in 1820 along with 600 acres of land, this is the town’s oldest home and was used as a residence, post office, and clinic for treating patients. Jones sold the farm to the North Carolina Baptist Convention in 1832 and, two years later, Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute–later known as Wake Forest College and now Wake Forest University–opened to educate young men for the ministry.

The home’s extraordinary role in the history of town and college inspired this design. Produced by the Charleston Mint, the ornament features a three-dimensional replica of the Calvin Jones House beautifully crafted in brass. Each ornament is packaged in a gold-foil gift box with soft black interior, and includes an insert with a brief history of the home.

Today the Calvin Jones House is part of a four acre complex that includes gardens, pathways, and a state of the art museum. The house is furnished to reflect the period of its various residents, and the museum’s extensive displays depict the many stories that make our community memorable and unique.

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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

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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!!!