Wake Forest Historical Museum

All visitors must wear a mask while inside the museum and Calvin Jones House. We appreciate your cooperation!

StoryWalk® at the Museum

StoryWalk® is a fun way for families to read together while enjoying the museum gardens. Starting March 16, our StoryWalk® will feature The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds, a story about finding your own words and sharing them with the world. The Word Collector is a great read for children ages 4-8, but all ages will enjoy the brightly colored illustrations and heartwarming story.

Free

From Tigers to Speedos: WFU Athletic Artifacts

Join us for an exploration of artifacts and 3-dimensional objects in the holdings of both ZSR Library’s Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Historical Museum.

Free

Revisioning Recovery: Films Uncovering the Roots of Disaster

Join Wake Forest Historical Museum and Wake Forest University on March 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM for Revisioning Recovery a free film screening. We will watch five short films on environmental disaster issues, and learn more about equitable disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in North Carolina.

Free

Donation Drive for Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry

From April 13-30, the museum will be collecting food and monetary donations for Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry. Founded in 1988, Tri-Area Ministry is a 100% volunteer-run, nonprofit organization with a mission to provide food to the food insecure in our community. The museum’s donation drive will run in combination with Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Days, a two-week-long event encouraging WFU alumni to serve and donate in their community.

Free

Adventures with Old Houses

We’re celebrating Preservation Month with a series of free webinars on Wake Forest History. Join us for a discussion with Ed Morris, Director of the Wake Forest Historical Museum, and homeowners from the Wake Forest Historic District. Panelists will talk about some of the biggest challenges and greatest rewards of owning a historic home in Wake Forest.

Free

The Story Map of the Northeast Community in Wake Forest

Join us on Tuesday, May 25 join us for an introduction to the Northeast Community’s Story Map with Michelle Michael, Senior Planner (Historic Preservation) and Chris Robey, Masters of Landscape Architecture Candidate at the University of Georgia. Michael and Robey will talk about the research behind the map and provide an overview of some of the places featured in the map, including the site of the Wake Forest Normal & Industrial School, Fire Department #2, and the community pool.

Free

Deacs Day of Giving

When the leaves start to fall and opportunity starts to rise, it can only mean that it’s almost time for the most hopeful day of the year: The Deacs Day … Continue reading