Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

A Tour of Holiday Toys

We have a delightful collection of toys at the museum, and every December we place them under the Christmas tree in the lobby for visitors to enjoy. This year we put together a a video showcasing some of our favorites.

December 17, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

We’ve put together a gift guide to showcase some of our favorite items in the museum store. Shop local this holiday season by visiting the museum for unique gifts – like hand turned wooden bowls and Wake Forest-themed t-shirts, ornaments, and books. Happy shopping!

November 19, 2020

Family Storytelling during the Holidays

Consider making time for family storytelling this holiday season. Past holiday traditions, favorite foods, and music are just some of the topics that might come up! For example, in an … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Christmas in Wake Forest – A Cheatsheet on Local Holiday Traditions

When the bells jingle and the lights twinkle it’s Christmas Time in Wake Forest–and that means a virtual Santa’s sleigh of town traditions that got their start alongside the Old … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Forgotten Wake Forest Christmas Tradition

During the Great Depression, when so many people were struggling, the citizens of Wake Forest celebrated an event called “White Christmas”… and it was special. It took the traditions of the town … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 69th Annual Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner

The 69th annual Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner will be held on Monday, December 5th at the Forks Cafeteria at 339 S. Brooks Street. Tickets cost $15 each and are … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s July Fourth, 1970s Style!

There’s nothing like the Fourth of July… and no one’s done more to document its place in our local history than The Wake Weekly! The annual celebration got its start in … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

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