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

Looking for Relief from March Madness

Written by Tom Parrish (WFU ’67) President, Wake Forest College Birthplace Society The ACC basketball tournament is a reminder of the fever that strikes this time of year, especially if … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The High Humor and Historic Times of Dr. N.Y. Gulley

Dr. Needham Yancey Gulley’s life was split almost evenly between the centuries. As a boy during the Civil War, he saw Sherman’s troops march toward Raleigh. In 1894 he founded … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

1947 UNC vs. Wake Forest College

In February 1947, Wake Forest’s Demon Deacons challenged the UNC Tarheels on the historic hardwood of Gore Gymnasium. A photographer filmed the action with a 16mm camera. After the film … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Founding of Wake Forest

In early 19th century North Carolina, an area in Wake County north of Raleigh that was known for its forest of fine hardwood trees was called the Forest of Wake. … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

The New Campus

Land on Reynolda, the estate of tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds, was given to the College by the Reynolds family for the new campus. Designed by Jens Fredrik Larson and … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment