This 1920 aerial photo of campus and a portion of downtown is packed with tantalizing details! The image appeared in the 1921 Bulletin of Wake Forest […]Read more
Tag: Town of Wake Forest
Wake Forest’s Downtown Blacksmith Shop, 1954
It’s surprising to think the Town of Wake Forest still had a blacksmith shop until about 1960. It was where Lumpy’s Ice Cream is today; just […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
October 15, 1954 – Hurricane Hazel Hits Wake Forest
(A report published in the storm’s aftermath.) Wake Foresters listened to radios and read the day’s paper Thursday evening about the eighth lady of the season to […]Read more
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 […]Read more