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*Rescheduled* Exhibit Opening | You Are Here: Mapping Wake Forest

October 30, 2022 @ 4:30 pm 5:30 pm

Event banner with a image of a old map of Wake Forest. Image states, "Wake Forest Historical Museum, You Are Here: Mapping Wake Forest. All are Welcome to Exhibit Opening on Thursday, October 6, 5-7 pm."

A new exhibit, You Are Here: Mapping Wake Forest opens at the Wake Forest Historical Museum on Sunday, October 30. Join us for a reception at 4:30 PM. All are welcome.

About the Exhibit

Between 1990 and 2020, Wake Forest’s population exploded at a rate higher than both Wake County and North Carolina. In 1990, Wake Forest had 5,769 residents. By 2020, Wake Forest had become home to 47,601 people. The Wake Forest Historical Museum’s new exhibit You Are Here: Mapping Wake Forest explores our community’s rapid growth and charts the town’s evolution through historic maps dating back to 1737.

As part of the exhibit, the museum is unveiling a new 46″ interactive touch display. The touch screen will feature geo-referenced historical maps and aerial images of Wake Forest, Wake County, and North Carolina. Visitors will be able to search for specific locations and compare historical and contemporary maps. The application was developed by Wake Forest University’s Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Research Group (CHARG).

Opening Reception

All are welcome to visit the museum at 4:30 PM on Sunday, October 30 for the exhibit’s opening reception. The opening coincides with the annual meeting of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society. The annual meeting and presentation begin at 3:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.


This exhibit is supported in part by North Carolina Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue (ARP) Act.

We are also grateful for the support of Jenny (WFU ’71) and Jody (WFU ’70) Puckett, the Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Research Group at Wake Forest University, The Wake Weekly and Restoration News Media, Harry Mitchell, Cawthorne, Moss & Panciera, and CIRCA Magazine.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibit do not necessarily represent those of North Carolina Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

414 N Main Street
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587 United States
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