Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Preserving the Ailey Young House

February is Black History Month, and the Wake Forest Historical Museum is partnering with the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission to offer a series of virtual presentations on African American … Continue reading

February 8, 2021

NC African American Heritage Commission

February is Black History Month, and the Wake Forest Historical Museum is partnering with the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission to offer a series of virtual presentations on African American … Continue reading

February 1, 2021

I’ll Find a Way or Make It

One thing about inspirational people is that they’re nearly always engaged in a quest. They’re searching for something big and the journey drives them forward. That’s what makes them heroes, … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

White Father, Black History

When you discover a white Baptist is the father of an early civil rights activist… It all started when I stumbled across a book with the title, History of the American … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · 21 Comments

From Slavery to Freedom in Wake Forest

When Calvin Jones arrived at his newly purchased farm in 1821–in the part of the county he later named “Wake Forest”–he brought more than his family. He also brought a number of … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 12 Comments

The DuBois School Athletic Program – In Celebration of Black History Month

To mark Black History Month, the museum is sharing a rare collection of images from the DuBois School. By the time these photographs were taken in 1964-65, school segregation was … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 5 Comments