Wake Forest Historical Museum

The museum is now open with new health and safety procedures like free timed tickets and required cloth face masks.

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

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 · Leave a comment

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

I’ll Find a Way or Make It

One thing about inspirational people is that they’re nearly always engaged in a quest. They’re searching for something big and the journey drives them forward. That’s what makes them heroes, … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

World War I Propaganda Posters, ca. 1918

A collection of American World War I propaganda posters, discovered by Bob and Liz Ford in the attic of their home on North Main Street, has been carefully restored and … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joyce Davis Celebrates 100th Birthday in Wake Forest

Wake Forest’s legendary Joyce Davis celebrates her 100th birthday on July 9th, marking a century of history right in our hometown. In 2013, Ms. Joyce granted an interview to noted … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

A Lifetime of Friendship: A Gift to the Museum

Throughout the 1940s-50s, Murray Greason (WFC ‘59, JD ‘62), James Mackie ( WFC ‘60), Larry Harris, and Tommy Holding were the boys everyone knew. They played, schemed, and cavorted through town. And the … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Medical Bags of Dr. Matthew Dalton Phillips

These cases were carried on horseback by a country doctor practicing medicine in rural North Carolina about a hundred years ago. Apart from the passage of time, they are exactly as Dr. … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 1949 Dixie Bowl

Some amazing artifacts that just arrived at the museum seem to have virtually time-traveled straight from a mid-century Dixie Bowl match-up between the Demon Deacons and the Baylor Bears! The … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mission

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