Wake Forest Historical Museum

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the museum has suspended public operations until further notice. Staff will be checking emails and voicemail regularly and responding as quickly as possible to questions and concerns. Please check back for updates. Thank you for understanding.

Educator Resources

Humanities in Class Digital Library

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is proud to partner with the National Humanities Center along with a world-wide network of humanities institutions to bring educators high-quality teaching resources. We invite K12 and collegiate educators to sign-up for a library card and explore the Humanities in Class Digital Library for resources to support student inquiry into the humanities.

Museum staff are currently working on developing additional digital resources to support educators. Resources currently available can be accessed through the Humanities in Class Digital Library. For more information, please email Sarah Soleim, Manager of Community and Academic Learning, at soleims@wfu.edu.

Virtual and Onsite Class Visits

Our collection of historic photographs, documents, and artifacts spark historical inquiry among learners of all ages. Object-based learning engages students in problem solving, questioning, and abstract thinking, while encouraging students to communicate what they see and think to others. To plan a virtual field-trip or object lab for your class, please contact Sarah Soleim, Manager of Community and Academic Learning, at soleims@wfu.edu.

Students from Wake Forest University tour the Ailey Young House with Museum staff and the Town of Wake Forest’s Historic Preservation Specialist.