Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Celebrate Our History on Museum Day Live! 9/23/2017

We’re proud to join Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution by opening their doors … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Oldest Student in Wake Forest History

While thumbing through the 1949 Howler, we noticed 75-year-old Eustace Norfleet, who had returned to Wake Forest College more than 50 years after he left. This original story written for a 1947 … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wake Forest: The Country of My Heart

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is proud to announce a new exhibit dedicated to life as experienced by students of Wake Forest College during the school’s final years on the … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s July Fourth, 1970s Style!

There’s nothing like the Fourth of July… and no one’s done more to document its place in our local history than The Wake Weekly! The annual celebration got its start in … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Trek to the Old Campus: April 25, 2015

This year’s Old Campus Trek, scheduled for Saturday April 25th, occurs at a time of unprecedented excitement for the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The museum will have just launched the … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 1949 Dixie Bowl

Some amazing artifacts that just arrived at the museum seem to have virtually time-traveled straight from a mid-century Dixie Bowl match-up between the Demon Deacons and the Baylor Bears! The … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

“The Has-Beens”

They’ve done so much for us, and now it’s time for the Wake Forest Historical Museum to formally thank that wonderful group of supporters known as “The Has-Beens.” Led by … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Old Campus Trek

The Wake Forest Historical Museum hosted the Second Annual Old Campus Trek, presented by the Wake Forest University Office of Alumni Services, the Half-Century Club, the Wake Forest College Birthplace … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Wake Forest Spirit

Even during its first year on the Jones plantation when the students were living in the cabins of former enslaved workers and attending classes in the carriage house, qualities of … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hours & Info

Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

Free Admission

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Atlas Ray, owner of a legendary store in the Harricanes, was among those remembered at the WFHA program on country stores. Just received several reels of 16mm film. Looks like 1950s home movies of the Demon Deacs in the Billy Barnes days!!! From the April 1961 Wake Forest phone book... instructions on how to use a dial telephone, how to dial a number, how to interpret ringing and busy signals, and what to do on a party line. Anyone else remember those days? This amazing photo from Sanford Bailey shows just HALF of the folks at the 1954 Powell Family Reunion!!!