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.
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.
The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission will host an Archaeology Workshop on Saturday, April 27, at the site of the Ailey Young House. Two sessions will be offered–the first from … Continue reading
One thing about inspirational people is that they’re nearly always engaged in a quest. They’re searching for something big and the journey drives them forward. That’s what makes them heroes, … Continue reading
The burning buggy was a mishap that struck a farmer driving his team along the road to Wake Forest from Franklinton in 1916. He was delivering a load of eight … Continue reading
UPDATE – CHANGE OF DATE: Due to Hurricane Florence, this Town of Wake Forest program has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 7th at 3pm. With a sharp focus on history, … Continue reading
Genatus Dent– more formally known as the Reverend James Robert Dent– was born on June 1, 1870 and made his home in the northeast part of town. Dent’s family worked … Continue reading
It’s surprising to think the Town of Wake Forest still had a blacksmith shop until about 1960. It was where Lumpy’s Ice Cream is today; just an unpainted wooden building … Continue reading