Wake Forest Historical Museum

All visitors must wear a mask while inside the museum and Calvin Jones House. We appreciate your cooperation! The museum will be closed during the Thanksgiving holiday, from November 22-29.

Join the Museum Book Club

The museum is launching a new book club for community members. Each book club meeting will include a casual discussion with museum staff about a work of historical nonfiction, and possibly in the future, historical fiction. Museum staff will typically pick books published within the last 2-3 years that explore local and regional history or explore exhibit themes.

For now, book club meetings will happen four times per year. We encourage you to register for the book club meetings that most interest you. There is no obligation to participate in every book discussion.

If you have questions or concerns about the museum’s book club, including challenges affording the book, please email Sarah Soleim soleims@wfu.edu or call the museum.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming book clubs. In April we’ll feature a post on They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers.

2021 Book Club Events

Please note that while we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic book clubs will be held online via Zoom. Plans for the fall 2021 meeting have not been finalized. When signing-up, please indicate if you would prefer virtual or in-person meetings.

Spring 2021: May 10 at 6 pm via Zoom
They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South
by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Cover photo from Yale University Press.

Find book:
Page 158 Books
Wake County Libraries

Summer 2021: August 9 at 6 pm via Zoom
Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream
of an American Utopia
by Thomas Healy

Cover photo from Macmillan Publishers.

Find book:
Page 158 Books
Wake County Libraries


Fall 2021: November 1 at 6 pm
The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food,
edited and introduced by Randall Kenan

Cover photo from Eno Publishers

Find book:
Page 158 Books
Wake County Libraries

Winter 2022 (TBD)
Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South, 1813-1831
by Mary Tribble

Please note that this book was originally scheduled for the fall, but we have pushed it back due to publishing delays.


(Expected release October 2021.)


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Find these books or your next great read at Page 158 in downtown Wake Forest.

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