Wake Forest Historical Museum

Due to increased COVID-19 infections in Wake County, the museum is closed to visitors. Please check back for updates.

Virtual Tours

Experience the history of the original campus and Calvin Jones House through our virtual tours.

May 14, 2020

Museum Holiday Card Gallery

We hope you enjoy this gallery of cards from the past several years, illustrated by local artist Shirley Matheny. And we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christmas at the Calvin Jones House

With its new interior restoration, the Calvin Jones House graciously welcomed the approximately 1,500 visitors who took a step back in time on the cold, rainy December day of the … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Recreating the Olden Days of the Calvin Jones House

The historic Calvin Jones House is getting a complete interior overhaul in preparation for the 2014 Christmas Historic Home Tour, and this new floorcloth is certain to be a focal … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

How the Garden Club Made History

In June 1956, one month after Wake Forest College moved to Winston-Salem, a group of eleven women from the Wake Forest Garden Club decided to save the Calvin Jones House … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Royall Tea Caddy

This mahogany-veneered tea caddy, with two tin-lined pigeon holes and cut-crystal bowl (added later), comes to us from the family of Wake Forest College Professor William Bailey Royall, and dates … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Calvin Jones House Christmas Ornament

Priced at $20.00 (including tax) at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. For shipping, please send $22.00 cash or check with mailing address to: Wake Forest Historical Museum PO Box 494 … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Historic Home

The two-story Greek-Revival house is the town’s oldest dwelling and features a hall-parlor plan with much of its original woodwork, a two-story porch, and exterior chimneys with freestanding stacks. The … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Calvin Jones

Doctor Calvin Jones, a noted physician and former mayor of Raleigh who moved from Massachusetts in 1795, was an original founder of the North Carolina Medical Society before purchasing a … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mission

To preserve and share the unique history and culture of Wake Forest – College, Town, and University.