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WFC Birthplace Society Annual Meeting

October 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

The Annual Meeting of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will be held online on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 3:00 pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend the online meeting; advanced registration is required.

The 2020 Annual Meeting will feature a presentation by Jenny Puckett titled “Boulders, Rocks, and Sand: the marvelously bumpy road of Wake Forest history.” Puckett will share her experience authoring Thine Ancient Days: A WFU HISTORY, 1818-1956, the first coffee table book of the University’s history. The book was originally inspired by the curiosity of Wake Forest students who wished to know how the University got started and what it must have looked like in the past. The text is arranged in story form, accompanied by beautiful historic images and artifacts, many from the Wake Forest Historical Museum collections.

Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at the high school and college levels. She was a lecturer in Spanish at Wake Forest from 1995–2013, during which time she developed a passionate interest in the history of her alma mater. From 2005-2013, she worked with the student-led Traditions Council, which undertakes projects to educate the student body on Wake Forest lore, history, and traditions. In 2016, Jenny received Wake Forest University’s highest honor, the Medallion of Merit, for service to the University.

Copies of Thine Ancient Days can be purchased directly from the museum for $134.06 ($125+$9.06 tax). Books can be picked up at the Wake Forest Historical Museum or shipped for an additional fee of $12. For more information, please email Ed Morris at morrisce@wfu.edu.

Registration Information

Members should register for the annual meeting at wfcbsmeeting2020.eventbrite.com. Registered members will receive instructions for joining the Zoom meeting the week before the meeting. Members can join the meeting online or by calling-in using the number and meeting ID provided.

Join or Renew your Membership

Your Wake Forest College Birthplace Society membership provides reliable and critical support to meet operating, programming, and collections costs. By becoming a member of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society, you’ll receive the Society’s biannual newsletter, From the Forest of Wake, and an invitation to the Society’s Annual Meeting in October.

You can now renew your membership online through PayPal. To join or renew by mail, please download and print a copy of our Membership Form. Memberships should be mailed to the Wake Forest Historical Museum, Executive Director Ed Morris, P.O. Box 494, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation; membership dues and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of law.

About the WFC Birthplace Society

The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society has spent more than half a century working to keep the story of Wake Forest alive, and what began as a small group of activists in 1956 has grown into a substantial and significant nonprofit organization.

Today the Birthplace Society and Wake Forest Historical Museum care for over 15,000 pages of documents ranging from the lecture notes of Dr. Willis R. Cullom to the football plays of Coach Douglas “Peahead” Walker. Over 1,000 college publications are part of the collection. One outstanding example is a college catalog that was printed and distributed shortly after the school was founded. The collections also include thousands of photographs and glass negatives that show the earliest known views of the original campus.