Wake Forest Historical Museum

Due to increased COVID-19 infections in Wake County, the museum is closed to visitors. Please check back for updates.

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

COVID-19 Updates

As of Tuesday, January 5, the Wake Forest Historical Museum is closed to the visitors. Given the increase of COVID-19 infections in Wake County, the museum has decided to remain closed at least through January 20. Please check back for future updates.

September 10, 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

Speaker Kathryn Quigg: Local Author of Historical Fiction

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold this year’s annual meeting on Sunday, October 22nd from 3 pm to 5 pm. Members … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Legendary Locals of Wake Forest

Legendary Locals of Wake Forest is here and now on sale at the museum! If you wonder what it’s like–attempting to narrow down nearly 200-years of history into a tidy … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Brewer-Harris Garden

On October 12, 2014, the Brewer-Harris Garden was dedicated at the annual meeting of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society. This peaceful patio venue on the north side of the … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

At the October 12, 2014 Annual Meeting: Bones McKinney and the Brewer-Harris Garden

The Birthplace Society will hold its annual meeting from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. This year’s keynote speaker is author Bethany Bradsher, … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mission

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