As an intern with the Wake Forest Historical Museum, I’ve been pouring through census data, finding traces of children as young as six, adult musicians, religious leaders, and school teachers who contributed to a project of Black learning prior to and in the aftermath of emancipation in Wake Forest.
Sara Page Jackson Lewis of Wilmington, whose enthusiasm and happy spirit were symbolized by her flaming red hair, passed away January 19, 2021, in Wilmington, NC. Her son, Drew Lewis, reflects on his mother’s legacy in the essay below.
With support from WFU’s Slavery, Race, and Memory Project, this spring Wake Forest junior Kate Pearson will work with museum staff remotely to identify and learn more about African Americans connected to the original campus between 1820 and 1930.
We have a delightful collection of toys at the museum, and every December we place them under the Christmas tree in the lobby for visitors to enjoy. This year we put together a a video showcasing some of our favorites.
Beginning with a prayer meeting among students on the Wake Forest College campus, the 180-year history of Wake Forest Baptist Church is captured in this new book. Our Story of Faith: The History of Wake Forest Baptist Church, 1835-2015 by Dr. Timothy Shaun Price is now available for preorder.
We are pleased to announce the debut of Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 by Jenny Puckett.
Experience the history of the original campus and Calvin Jones House through our virtual tours.
On April 2, 1775 Calvin Jones was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Jones was a leading North Carolina intellectual who made significant contributions to medicine, public health, politics, publishing, military strategy, and public education.