Wake Forest Historical Museum: (Daily Hours Tuesday-Friday) 9am-noon & 1:30pm-4:30pm (Sunday) 2pm-5pm

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

Doug Buttram’s Legacy

(By Beverly Whisnant, retired SEBTS library) I was an interested observer in 1991 when Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Vice President Paul Fletcher asked my young friend Doug Buttram to accept … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

October 15, 1954 – Hurricane Hazel Hits Wake Forest

(A report published in the storm’s aftermath.)  Wake Foresters listened to radios and read the day’s paper Thursday evening about the eighth lady of the season to rear up and menace … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Farm Life: Wake Forest in 1939

Nearly 80-years ago, a New Deal photographer traveled to Wake Forest to snap these indelible images of Depression Era farm life on a property just past the outskirts of town. The images are from the treasure … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Images

The thousands of images in our museum archives include every format imaginable– from rare glass negatives to postcards and yearbook pictures, Polaroids to formal studio portraits, oil paintings to family … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vintage Postcards

Although historians can trace postcards to the mid-1800s, their popularity didn’t surge until the invention of photograph cards in the early twentieth century. These typically featured images of real people … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment