Wake Forest Historical Museum: Free Admission

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 REG HOURS: (TUES-FRI) 9am to noon and 1:30 to 4:30pm SUNDAY HOURS: 2-5pm (Dependent on Volunteers) CONTACT: 919-556-2911

“Doctor” Tom Jeffries

Born a slave in Virginia, Tom Jeffries came to Wake Forest College in 1884 and continued working there for 43-years. Students and professors often sought his advice and wisdom, and … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Normal and Industrial School

This was once considered the most important school for African American students in Wake County. Educator Allen Young began building the campus in northeast Wake Forest in 1905, and it … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wake Forest in the Movies

The Wake Forest Historical Museum collection is brightened in many ways by the presence of a particular sample of archival footage shot here in 1939. The filmmaker was H. Lee … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oral History Film Clips

The museum has just released a 26-minute oral history film funded by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council. The film was professionally produced and features interviews with three … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment