Wake Forest Historical Museum: Free Admission

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 REG HOURS: (TUES-FRI) 9am to noon and 1:30 to 4:30pm SUNDAY HOURS: 2-5pm (Dependent on Volunteers) CONTACT: 919-556-2911

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

Merry Christmas! ‘1875 Style’

In the early days of Wake Forest College, it was too difficult for students to travel home for the holidays. This article, published decades ago, gives a glimpse of  Christmas in … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · 1 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

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

The Day Dizzy Came to Town

(Originally published in The Wake Weekly) In one of the most spectacular, and possibly strangest, moments in Wake Forest’s holiday history, music legend Dizzy Gillespie bounded off a Greyhound bus … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A 1927 “Letter to Santa” at the Community Christmas Dinner

Article appearing in the November 21, 2013 edition of the The Wake Forest Weekly: It was three weeks before Christmas when nine-year-old Tom Arrington wrote a letter to Santa Claus … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Calvin Jones House Christmas Ornament

Priced at $20.00 (including tax) at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. For shipping, please send $22.00 cash or check with mailing address to: Wake Forest Historical Museum PO Box 494 … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas 2012

This is a special Christmas for the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Not only was the Calvin Jones House prominently featured in the town’s Historic Home Tour: Christmas in Wake Forest… … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment