Wake Forest Historical Museum

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Adventures with Old Houses

We’re celebrating Preservation Month with a series of free webinars on Wake Forest History. Join us for a discussion with Ed Morris, Director of the Wake Forest Historical Museum, and homeowners from the Wake Forest Historic District. Panelists will talk about some of the biggest challenges and greatest rewards of owning a historic home in Wake Forest.

May 11, 2021

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

The Wake Forest Graded School

Many Wake Foresters have heard the stories. Back in the fogs of time, this place on the corner of Pine and Wingate was the town school. And in this case … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · 7 Comments

Oct. 7th Forum – Exploring the Heritage of the Ailey Young House

UPDATE – CHANGE OF DATE: Due to Hurricane Florence, this Town of Wake Forest program has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 7th at 3pm. With a sharp focus on history, … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 5 Comments

Christmas in Wake Forest – The Historic Home Tour

Close your eyes and remember Christmas of days long ago. Imagine strolling along Main Street, admiring beautiful homes adorned with garland and bows while listening to the distant sounds of … Continue reading

November 25, 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

Restoring the Old Well

Even the most charming landmarks can deteriorate over time. And after more than a century as one of Wake Forest’s most symbolic structures, the historic Old Well needed a bit … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment