Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Honor Flags at the Museum

From June 14 through June 20, the museum is hosting the first annual Honor Flags celebration presented by the Hearts for Children Foundation. If you visit the museum grounds, you’ll … Continue reading

June 14, 2021

Join the Museum Book Club

Try the museum’s new book club and join staff for a casual conversation about local and regional history.

March 9, 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

Sally Wait: The behind the scenes story of how one woman shaped the founding of Wake Forest

Join Mary Tribble (’82, MA ’19), Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies at Wake Forest University, for some little-known Wake Forest history! Mary will present a talk on her upcoming book on the untold story of Samuel’s wife, Sarah (Sally) Merriam Wait, followed by a lively Q&A.

October 19, 2020