Wake Forest Historical Museum

Pro Humanitate Days: Donation Drive for Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry

From April 13-30, the museum will be collecting food and monetary donations for Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry. Founded in 1988, Tri-Area Ministry is a 100% volunteer-run, nonprofit organization with a … Continue reading

April 8, 2021

The Passing of the Baton

Sara Page Jackson Lewis of Wilmington, whose enthusiasm and happy spirit were symbolized by her flaming red hair, passed away January 19, 2021, in Wilmington, NC. Her son, Drew Lewis, reflects on his mother’s legacy in the essay below.

March 26, 2021

Join the Museum Book Club

Try the museum’s new book club and join staff for a casual conversation about local and regional history.

March 9, 2021

Meet Intern Kate Pearson

With support from WFU’s Slavery, Race, and Memory Project, this spring Wake Forest junior Kate Pearson will work with museum staff remotely to identify and learn more about African Americans connected to the original campus between 1820 and 1930.

March 9, 2021

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