Wake Forest Historical Museum

The museum is now open with new health and safety procedures like free timed tickets and required cloth face masks.

History of Wake Forest Baptist Church Now Available

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.

November 4, 2020

Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956

We are pleased to announce the debut of Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 by Jenny Puckett.

July 9, 2020

Virtual Tours

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

May 14, 2020

The 245th Birthday of Calvin Jones!

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.

April 2, 2020

Witches and the White Mare

(To celebrate Halloween, this spooky article was written in 1953 by Carl Goerch. It tells of happenings that mystified Wake Forest College Professor Jasper L. Memory, and originally ran in … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

After the Move

The Wake Forest Historical Association is hosting a free public forum “After the Move” on Sunday, November 3rd from 3-5pm at the museum. Fall semester 1956 was the first time … Continue reading

October 11, 2019 · 3 Comments

Remembering I. Beverly Lake, Jr.

I. Beverly Lake, Jr. – A Life of Dedication to Wake Forest Today we sadly bid goodbye to I. Beverly Lake, Jr., one of the giants of Wake Forest who … Continue reading

September 12, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Historic Lake and Patterson Houses

It’s strange how these homes, inextricably linked to one of Wake Forest’s most important families, went on the market on exactly the same day. One is the Patterson House at … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · 9 Comments

1920 Bird’s-Eye View

This 1920 aerial photo of campus and a portion of downtown is packed with tantalizing details! The image appeared in the 1921 Bulletin of Wake Forest College, a booklet the … Continue reading

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mission

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