Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Speaker Kathryn Quigg: Local Author of Historical Fiction

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd

The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold this year’s annual meeting on Sunday, October 22nd from 3 pm to 5 pm. Members will gather at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The keynote speaker is Kathryn Quigg (’71), a local resident and author of a work of historical fiction about the relationship between a young college coed and a soldier serving in Vietnam.

To Any Soldier: A Novel of Vietnam Letters is set in the late 1960s and, Quigg has explained, was completed with coauthor G.C. Hendricks as an actual exercise in correspondence. “One of us wrote a letter and the other responded, trying to keep in mind the rich history that occurred throughout 1968 which we mentioned in our letters.”

The resulting work has received glowing reviews and high marks for accuracy and emotion. The museum will have the book in stock for purchase and Quigg will sign copies.

In addition, the museum will unveil the plaque to mark the addition of the Calvin Jones House to the National Register of Historic Places, and share special memories of WFC Basketball star Dickie Hemric.

We invite all Wake Forest College Birthplace Society members, and all who are interested in sharing in our local history, to attend. We hope you will consider supporting the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society.

If you already are part of the Society, now is the time to renew for the 2017-18 membership year. If you are interested in joining, memberships are available at all levels. For more information, please click here, visit the museum website at wakeforestmuseum.org, or call Director Ed Morris at 919-556-2911.

 

 

 

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Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

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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!!!