Wake Forest Historical Museum

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

Spending the Day in Old Salem

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Stepping into Old Salem is more than an experience, it’s a revelation. The air is clearer. The colors are … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Kinston… A Famous Chef and a Sunken Ship

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Although my kids insist that eating two dinners and visiting a Civil War museum is not how normal people … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

BreadWorks at the Lynch Creek Farm Cabin

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) What would you say about a Sunday brunch of poached egg over a mixture of roasted potatoes, sausage, bell … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Driveable Destinations – Oxford to Clarksville

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Winter travel is nicest when it involves a warm car ride. That’s why this particular Driveable Destination takes … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Haunting Halloween on North Main

(CIRCA Magazine – a travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) North Main Street on Halloween night is a ghostly, glittery strobe-lit extravaganza—and a local tradition. With cobwebs fluffed … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Driveable Destinations – Summer 2014

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) The universe loves the number three. Consider the three little pigs, the three bears, and the three blind … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Driveable Destinations – Spring 2014

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Photo courtesy of Michael Blevins Photography “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Driveable Destinations – Winter 2014

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) It lies along a winding, country road, its fluted Doric columns strangely at odds with the surrounding countryside. … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Driveable Destinations – Christmas 2013

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Photograph by Steve Rankin Anyone who’s experienced the magic of Christmas can verify that not even Santa’s toy … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Driveable Destinations – Fall 2013

(CIRCA Magazine-A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) With Halloween in the air and the holiday season ahead, it’s time for a whirlwind tour of a very spooky … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Driveable Destinations – Summer 2013

(CIRCA Magazine – A Travel Column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) One of the best things about North Carolina is how close we are to history. Remember Schoolhouse Rock? … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Women of Wake Forest

(CIRCA Magazine – Our Heritage column by regional historian Amy Pierce) In its mission to chronicle all aspects of both Wake Forest and Wake Forest College history, the Wake Forest … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hours & Info

Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

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Atlas Ray, owner of a legendary store in the Harricanes, was among those remembered at the WFHA program on country stores. Just received several reels of 16mm film. Looks like 1950s home movies of the Demon Deacs in the Billy Barnes days!!! From the April 1961 Wake Forest phone book... instructions on how to use a dial telephone, how to dial a number, how to interpret ringing and busy signals, and what to do on a party line. Anyone else remember those days? This amazing photo from Sanford Bailey shows just HALF of the folks at the 1954 Powell Family Reunion!!!