Wake Forest Historical Museum

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Water/Ways Coloring Book

The Water/Ways coloring book is fun and educational for all ages! The coloring book features images and stories from the six organizations hosting Water/Ways in North Carolina. These stories illustrate the human experience, the power, the tragedy, and the beauty of water in their communities. The images come from North Carolina artists, photographers, and historical collections and were transformed into black and white illustrations. The coloring book also features an essay on North Carolina waters by renowned environmental writer Bland Simpson.

September 24, 2020

Hometown Teams Has Come and Gone!

UPDATE: Hometown Teams completed its very successful run on May 31, 2015. The next day it was packed into crates by museum staff and shipped to its next stop at … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hometown Teams – A Traveling Exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution

Did you know Wake Forest College students traveled to Argentina in 1951 to play baseball in the first ever Pan American Games? This is just one of the incredible stories … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The DuBois School Athletic Program – In Celebration of Black History Month

To mark Black History Month, the museum is sharing a rare collection of images from the DuBois School. By the time these photographs were taken in 1964-65, school segregation was … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 5 Comments

The 1949 Dixie Bowl

Some amazing artifacts that just arrived at the museum seem to have virtually time-traveled straight from a mid-century Dixie Bowl match-up between the Demon Deacons and the Baylor Bears! The … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Unforgettable Oral Histories

Some stories reach right out, grab you, and won’t let you go. Stories like the one Geraldine Hall-Taylor told about going up the fire escape behind the theater as a … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mission

To preserve and share the unique history and culture of Wake Forest – College, Town, and University.