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

Free Admission

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Flying the Demon Deacon flag as we host visitors from the WFU Alumni Council. Welcome to #oldcampus! Happy Easter from the Wake Forest Historical Museum. (Old Well photographed from the Brewer-Harris Garden) These are the brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity. They went to school here on the Old Campus and reunite each year at the Trek. They are an amazing group and we appreciate all they do for the Wake Forest Historical Museum! #kappasigma #wfu "His most unusual talent was combining profanity in unexpected ways," author Tucker Mitchell says to our Trek to the Old Campus crowd, about the subject of his excellent biography, legendary WFC football coach Peahead Walker. #wfu #oldcampus