Wake Forest Historical Museum

Due to increased COVID-19 infections in Wake County, the museum is closed to visitors. Please check back for updates.

Water/Ways Coloring Book

The Water/Ways coloring book is fun and educational for all ages! The coloring book features images and stories from the six organizations hosting Water/Ways in North Carolina. These stories illustrate the human experience, the power, the tragedy, and the beauty of water in their communities. The images come from North Carolina artists, photographers, and historical collections and were transformed into black and white illustrations. The coloring book also features an essay on North Carolina waters by renowned environmental writer Bland Simpson.

September 24, 2020

The Smithsonian is Coming

We are proud to host Water/Ways a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program from August 30, 2020 through October 10, 2020.

August 10, 2020

Virtual Tours

Experience the history of the original campus and Calvin Jones House through our virtual tours.

May 14, 2020

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

The Main Museum

The new museum, located behind the historic Calvin Jones House, is bright and elegant, featuring sloped ceiling architecture, high windows and exposed beams designed to evoke the atmosphere of the … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 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

Mission

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