Wake Forest Historical Museum

Due to increased COVID-19 infections in Wake County, the museum is closed to visitors. Please check back for updates.

A Tour of Holiday Toys

We have a delightful collection of toys at the museum, and every December we place them under the Christmas tree in the lobby for visitors to enjoy. This year we put together a a video showcasing some of our favorites.

December 17, 2020

African American History and Genealogy Remote Internship

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is hiring a Wake Forest University student intern to assist museum staff with research related to the Slavery, Race, and Memory Project during the spring 2021 semester. Under the mentorship of museum professionals, the intern will conduct research to identify and learn more about African Americans connected to Wake Forest University’s original campus between 1820 and 1930.

December 2, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

We’ve put together a gift guide to showcase some of our favorite items in the museum store. Shop local this holiday season by visiting the museum for unique gifts – like hand turned wooden bowls and Wake Forest-themed t-shirts, ornaments, and books. Happy shopping!

November 19, 2020

History of Wake Forest Baptist Church Now Available

Beginning with a prayer meeting among students on the Wake Forest College campus, the 180-year history of Wake Forest Baptist Church is captured in this new book. Our Story of Faith: The History of Wake Forest Baptist Church, 1835-2015 by Dr. Timothy Shaun Price is now available for preorder.

November 4, 2020

Water/Ways Coloring Book

The Water/Ways coloring book is fun and educational for all ages! The coloring book features images and stories from the six organizations hosting Water/Ways in North Carolina. These stories illustrate the human experience, the power, the tragedy, and the beauty of water in their communities. The images come from North Carolina artists, photographers, and historical collections and were transformed into black and white illustrations. The coloring book also features an essay on North Carolina waters by renowned environmental writer Bland Simpson.

September 24, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

As of Tuesday, January 5, the Wake Forest Historical Museum is closed to the visitors. Given the increase of COVID-19 infections in Wake County, the museum has decided to remain closed at least through January 20. Please check back for future updates.

September 10, 2020

Deacs Day of Giving is Tuesday, September 8

One day only! Show your support for the Birthplace Society on Deacs Day of Giving!

September 8, 2020

The Smithsonian is Coming

We are proud to host Water/Ways a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program from August 30, 2020 through October 10, 2020.

August 10, 2020

Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956

We are pleased to announce the debut of Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 by Jenny Puckett.

July 9, 2020

Mission

To preserve and share the unique history and culture of Wake Forest – College, Town, and University.