Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

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

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

Museum Holiday Card Gallery

We hope you enjoy this gallery of cards from the past several years, illustrated by local artist Shirley Matheny. And we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Speaker Gene Boyce: Wake Forest to Watergate

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, October 18th The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold its annual meeting from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Wake Forest Historical … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

At the October 12, 2014 Annual Meeting: Bones McKinney and the Brewer-Harris Garden

The Birthplace Society will hold its annual meeting from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. This year’s keynote speaker is author Bethany Bradsher, … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mackie Gift

In honor of his parents, Dr. George Mackie and Kathleen Mackie Lake, Jim Mackie and his wife Clare donated the home at 340 North Main Street to the Wake Forest … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grand Opening

November 14, 2010 was a beautiful day for a ribbon cutting. Maybe Wake Forest native Barbara Lyon said it best. “To us Wake Forest was the same, the community and … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Visit From Bill Friday

The fact that Dr. William Friday began his college career at Wake Forest College is a point of pride on both sides, and this year’s annual meeting was a happy … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mission

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