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

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

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

Video Shorts

The best stories about our town’s history come from the people who’ve lived here. Preserving those memories is part of the museum’s mission, and we are working to create a … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oral History Film Clips

The museum has just released a 26-minute oral history film funded by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council. The film was professionally produced and features interviews with three … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unforgettable Oral Histories

Some stories reach right out, grab you, and won’t let you go. Stories like the one Geraldine Hall-Taylor told about going up the fire escape behind the theater as a … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Women’s History Exhibit

Two years in the making, our Women of Wake Forest exhibit will open on March 23, 2013… giving us a chance to learn from the stories of local women of … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mission

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