Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Calling All Groups, Clubs, Classes… to Hometown Teams!

This is a moment of unprecedented excitement for the Wake Forest Historical Museum! We are preparing to launch the run of Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a world class traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution that arrives at the museum on April 16th and stays until May 31st.

A special event two years in the making, we are one of only six elite North Carolina locations selected to host this exhibit. It is a distinct honor to be chosen, and groups are already reserving tours. We would be happy to host groups from clubs, churches, sports teams, or schools during the run of this exhibit. Executive Director Ed Morris welcomes student groups of 45 or less. There are no age or grade limits, nor are there chaperone requirements beyond the expected teaching staff and any associated parent volunteers.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is the latest installment in the prestigious Museum on Main Street program (MoMS), a series of exhibits designed to illuminate the shared heritage and indomitable spirit of small town America. No longer locked into the larger galleries of Washington D.C., this traveling exhibition gives visitors a rare chance to experience the excellence of the Smithsonian right here in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

We will be updating the exhibit events in the coming weeks. To schedule a tour, please contact Ed Morris at morrisce@wfu.edu.

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Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

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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!!!