Wake Forest Historical Museum

The museum welcomes back visitors on Tuesday, September 15 with new health and safety procedures like free timed tickets and required cloth face masks.

Trek to the Old Campus: April 25, 2015

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This year’s Old Campus Trek, scheduled for Saturday April 25th, occurs at a time of unprecedented excitement for the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The museum will have just launched the run of Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a world class traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution. This exhibit, made possible by support from the North Carolina Humanities Council, has been two years in the making, and hosting it is a distinct honor. The museum is grateful to the Society and its members for providing the donations, support, artifacts, and involvement that have helped us achieve this goal.

If you are planning to attend the Old Campus Trek and will need overnight accommodations, the museum has arranged for special rates at the following hotels (Group name: WAKE FOREST BIRTHPLACE). Click on the hotels to be directed to a reservations page, or call the reservations desk. Deadlines for these rates extend through the first week of April.

With the Hometown Teams exhibit filling the Edwin G. Wilson Reception Gallery, the Old Trek events will mostly be held under a big tent this year.

Activities begin at 9:30 am with a coffee and social period, progressing to a series of programs held beneath the tent on the museum grounds. Programs will include WFC basketball stars Jack Murdock, Twig Wiggins and Joe Stepusin. Guests also will receive guided tours of campus and the newly restored Calvin Jones House. A lunch is provided.

Advance registration is required, please contact the Alumni Office at 336-758-4278 or visit http://www.wfu.edu/alumni. For additional information, call the museum at 919-556-2911 or email Executive Director Ed Morris at morrisce@wfu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you on April 25th!

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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