Wake Forest Historical Museum

All visitors must wear a mask while inside the museum and Calvin Jones House. We appreciate your cooperation!

Meet Intern Lin Baumeister

This summer Methodist University senior Lin Baumeister will help museum staff catalog artifacts in the Calvin Jones House. Her work will help strengthen tours of the Calvin Jones House. To learn more about Lin, we asked her to complete a short questionnaire.

June 16, 2021

Honor Flags at the Museum

From June 14 through June 20, the museum is hosting the first annual Honor Flags celebration presented by the Hearts for Children Foundation. If you visit the museum grounds, you’ll … Continue reading

June 14, 2021

Intern Reflections: “The rich legacy of Black education across generations.”

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.

May 27, 2021

Pro Humanitate Days: Donation Drive for Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry

From April 13-30, the museum will be collecting food and monetary donations for Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry. Founded in 1988, Tri-Area Ministry is a 100% volunteer-run, nonprofit organization with a … Continue reading

April 8, 2021

Join the Museum Book Club

Try the museum’s new book club and join staff for a casual conversation about local and regional history.

March 9, 2021

Meet Intern Kate Pearson

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.

March 9, 2021

African American History and Genealogy Remote Internship

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is hiring a Wake Forest University student intern to assist museum staff with research related to the Slavery, Race, and Memory Project during the spring 2021 semester. Under the mentorship of museum professionals, the intern will conduct research to identify and learn more about African Americans connected to Wake Forest University’s original campus between 1820 and 1930.

December 2, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

We’ve put together a gift guide to showcase some of our favorite items in the museum store. Shop local this holiday season by visiting the museum for unique gifts – like hand turned wooden bowls and Wake Forest-themed t-shirts, ornaments, and books. Happy shopping!

November 19, 2020

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