Wake Forest Historical Museum

All visitors must wear a mask while inside the museum and Calvin Jones House. We appreciate your cooperation!

Wake Forest Community Archive Project

We are collecting donations of artifacts, essays, photographs, and recordings that document how the pandemic has affected Wake Forest residents.

April 24, 2020

The 245th Birthday of Calvin Jones!

On April 2, 1775 Calvin Jones was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Jones was a leading North Carolina intellectual who made significant contributions to medicine, public health, politics, publishing, military strategy, and public education.

April 2, 2020

Family Storytelling during the Holidays

Consider making time for family storytelling this holiday season. Past holiday traditions, favorite foods, and music are just some of the topics that might come up! For example, in an … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Witches and the White Mare

(To celebrate Halloween, this spooky article was written in 1953 by Carl Goerch. It tells of happenings that mystified Wake Forest College Professor Jasper L. Memory, and originally ran in … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

After the Move

The Wake Forest Historical Association is hosting a free public forum “After the Move” on Sunday, November 3rd from 3-5pm at the museum. Fall semester 1956 was the first time … Continue reading

October 11, 2019 · 3 Comments

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, October 27th

The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold this year’s annual meeting on Sunday, October 27th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Members will gather at the Wake Forest Historical … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Remembering I. Beverly Lake, Jr.

I. Beverly Lake, Jr. – A Life of Dedication to Wake Forest Today we sadly bid goodbye to I. Beverly Lake, Jr., one of the giants of Wake Forest who … Continue reading

September 12, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Historic Lake and Patterson Houses

It’s strange how these homes, inextricably linked to one of Wake Forest’s most important families, went on the market on exactly the same day. One is the Patterson House at … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · 9 Comments

1920 Bird’s-Eye View

This 1920 aerial photo of campus and a portion of downtown is packed with tantalizing details! The image appeared in the 1921 Bulletin of Wake Forest College, a booklet the … Continue reading

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment