Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Wake Forest: The Country of My Heart

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is proud to announce a new exhibit dedicated to life as experienced by students of Wake Forest College during the school’s final years on the … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hometown Teams Has Come and Gone!

UPDATE: Hometown Teams completed its very successful run on May 31, 2015. The next day it was packed into crates by museum staff and shipped to its next stop at … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calling All Groups, Clubs, Classes… to Hometown Teams!

This is a moment of unprecedented excitement for the Wake Forest Historical Museum! We are preparing to launch the run of Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a world class … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hometown Teams – A Traveling Exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution

Did you know Wake Forest College students traveled to Argentina in 1951 to play baseball in the first ever Pan American Games? This is just one of the incredible stories … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Demon Deacon

The colors “Old Gold and Black” have long been associated with Wake Forest, and early nicknames were the “Baptists” and at one point the “tigers.” But the name “Demon Deacon” … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Early Days of Wake Forest Sports

During the College’s first five years, students spent much of the day studying and doing manual labor. Only on Saturday afternoons were they allowed to participate in some form of … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wake Forest Medical School

A half-century after the Baptist Biblical Recorder suggested that Wake Forest College establish a medical department, in 1902 the two-year Wake Forest Medical School opened with thirteen students in its … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Early Years

In 1834 the North Carolina Baptists purchased the Calvin Jones plantation as the site for an institute to educate Baptist ministers. The Calvin Jones House served as home of the … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wake Forest Law School

In September 1893, Wake Forest College opened a School of Law. Its first students enrolled in 1894. Inaugural Dean N.Y. Gulley taught at the school for 44-years. His tenure yielded … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Building the Exhibits

As of October 1, 2010, what was once a cavernous black space is now taking shape… turning into the small, three-walled rooms (known as “vignettes” in museum lingo) where museum … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Literary Notables

Some impressive writers honed their craft in Wake Forest over the years. A number were students at the college who became novelists, editors, researchers and screenwriters; others were town residents … Continue reading

July 19, 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

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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Flying the Demon Deacon flag as we host visitors from the WFU Alumni Council. Welcome to #oldcampus! Happy Easter from the Wake Forest Historical Museum. (Old Well photographed from the Brewer-Harris Garden) These are the brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity. They went to school here on the Old Campus and reunite each year at the Trek. They are an amazing group and we appreciate all they do for the Wake Forest Historical Museum! #kappasigma #wfu "His most unusual talent was combining profanity in unexpected ways," author Tucker Mitchell says to our Trek to the Old Campus crowd, about the subject of his excellent biography, legendary WFC football coach Peahead Walker. #wfu #oldcampus