Wake Forest Historical Museum

The museum is now open with new health and safety procedures like free timed tickets and required cloth face masks.

The 1940 Fire at Shorty’s Theater

Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs is legendary, but did you know¬†Shorty Joyner also owned the Collegiate Theatre? It was on South White Street–right where the restaurant is today–and it catered to … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Movie Theaters

The Forest Theater on South White Street, circa 1942, was a popular destination for college students and town residents, particularly after it became the first local business to install air-conditioning. … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 2 Comments