Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Famous Signatures

Digital scanning is better than magic for museum archivists wishing to make good use of fragile, historic documents. Among our prized possesions are papers bearing the signatures of Calvin Jones … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Archival Collection

The Society collects archival materials relating to the history of the College and the town. Today it owns over 15,000 pages of documents ranging from the lecture notes of Dr. … Continue reading

July 17, 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

Free Admission

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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!!!