Wake Forest Historical Museum

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 HOURS: (TUES-FRI) 9 am to 12 pm and 1:30 to 4:30pm CONTACT: 919-556-2911

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March 2020

Early North Carolina: Stories of Turmoil and Aspiration

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are pleased to announce "Early North Carolina: Stories of Turmoil and Aspiration," a course hosted by the WFU Lifelong Learning program on March 21, 2020 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. From early confusion over boundaries and property lines, to the influx of a wide variety of racial and ethnic cultures, to war, and to the struggle for settlement and civic stability, guest lecturers Jake Ruddiman and Mary Tribble will examine the fascinating, complex, and often troubling story of North Carolina’s…

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August 2020


August 30 @ 12:00 am - October 10 @ 11:59 pm

From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music. The Wake Forest Historical Museum in cooperation with North Carolina Humanities Council, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts Water/Ways a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program from August 30, 2020…

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9 am - 12 pm, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm