Wake Forest Historical Museum: (Tuesday-Friday) 9am-noon & 1:30pm-4:30pm Closed Memorial Day Weekend

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

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

The Early Years

In 1834 the North Carolina Baptists purchased the Calvin Jones plantation as the site for an institute to educate Baptist ministers. The Calvin Jones House served as home of the … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Wake Forest Garden Club

Members of the Wake Forest Garden Club made it their mission to preserve the historic Calvin Jones House, moving it to the old college athletic field on North Main Street … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas 2012

This is a special Christmas for the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Not only was the Calvin Jones House prominently featured in the town’s Historic Home Tour: Christmas in Wake Forest… … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The New Old Piano

Executive Director Ed Morris is pleased to announce the arrival of a significant donation to the historic Calvin Jones House… a square grand piano, circa 1830. Rectangular in shape, the … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Governor Holden’s Mirror

We’re very grateful to Richard Day (WFC ’56). He was one of the last students to attend the Old Campus and he’s never forgotten us. Now he’s made a wonderful … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Society Beginnings

Eleven women of the Wake Forest Garden Club began a campaign in 1956 to raise funds to save the building where Wake Forest College was begun, the Calvin Jones house. … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Society Today

The Society is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization governed by an elected board of eighteen directors. There is one hired employee, an executive director, and a volunteer staff. The … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment