Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

The Historic Home

The two-story Greek-Revival house is the town’s oldest dwelling and features a hall-parlor plan with much of its original woodwork, a two-story porch, and exterior chimneys with freestanding stacks. The … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Calvin Jones

Doctor Calvin Jones, a noted physician and former mayor of Raleigh who moved from Massachusetts in 1795, was an original founder of the North Carolina Medical Society before purchasing a … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas 2012

This is a special Christmas for the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Not only was the Calvin Jones House prominently featured in the town’s Historic Home Tour: Christmas in Wake Forest… … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The New Old Piano

Executive Director Ed Morris is pleased to announce the arrival of a significant donation to the historic Calvin Jones House… a square grand piano, circa 1830. Rectangular in shape, the … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Governor Holden’s Mirror

We’re very grateful to Richard Day (WFC ’56). He was one of the last students to attend the Old Campus and he’s never forgotten us. Now he’s made a wonderful … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment