Wake Forest Historical Museum

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The 245th Birthday of Calvin Jones!

On April 2, 1775 Calvin Jones was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Jones was a leading North Carolina intellectual who made significant contributions to medicine, public health, politics, publishing, military strategy, and public education.

April 2, 2020

Membership and Donations

New Giving Levels for Museum Members More than a decade has passed since the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society last increased its membership levels, a period during which the cost … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Wake Forest was “beautified” in 1933

It was spring of 1933 when the Wake Forest Garden Club decided to implore residents to fix the place up. The plan was a community-wide landscape project, and the goal … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

THE WHISKEY WAS UNDERGROUND!

Of all the bootleg liquor operations in the Harricanes, none was more newsworthy than the massive underground still found on the banks of the Neuse River in northern Wake County. … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

The Move to Winston-Salem

Wake Forest College moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the spring of 1956. Along with the people, books, and furniture, a vibrant history of personalities, events, traditions, and lore made … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment