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.

Miss Football

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

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A lovely bouquet left by the Wake Forest Garden Club. WFHS tassel. We’re going through the collection and it’s fun! Downtown Zebulon, NC at night. Simply stunning. Want to know what today’s weather was like exactly 90-years ago? This 1928 Farm Journal was kept at Oakforest in Forestville and that day was “Fair and cold. Henry, Richard and I went to Raleigh today. Philo and Junior sawed and hauled firewood and then hauled logs to the same mill.” Many thanks to Barbara Massenburg for giving us a look at this very cool artifact!