Wake Forest Historical Museum Closed for the Holidays: December 20 – January 2, 2019

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, October 14th

Speaker Michele Gillespie: Dean of the College, WFU The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold this year’s annual meeting on Sunday, October 14th from 3 pm to 5 pm. … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Speaker Kathryn Quigg: Local Author of Historical Fiction

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold this year’s annual meeting on Sunday, October 22nd from 3 pm to 5 pm. Members … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Speaker Tim Pyatt: Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, October 16th The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold this year’s annual meeting from 3:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Wake Forest … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a 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

Speaker Gene Boyce: Wake Forest to Watergate

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, October 18th The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold its annual meeting from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Wake Forest Historical … Continue reading

October 14, 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

The Brewer-Harris Garden

On October 12, 2014, the Brewer-Harris Garden was dedicated at the annual meeting of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society. This peaceful patio venue on the north side of the … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Historic Home

The two-story Greek-Revival house is the town’s oldest dwelling and features a hall-parlor plan with much of its original woodwork, a two-story porch, and exterior chimneys with freestanding stacks. The … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 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

History of the Old Well

The Old Well is a beloved campus landmark that likely dates back to the early days of the Calvin Jones House. Located just a few yards from the house at … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

News Coverage

It’s always exciting when we make the news– having our stories are published or broadcast gives us a special opportunity to discuss our mission of preserving and sharing the history … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Birthplace Society

The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society has spent more than half a century working to keep the story of Old Wake Forest alive, and what began as a small group … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Membership Comes at Many Levels

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July 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Moving the Museum

On September 1, 2010, Executive Director Ed Morris spent the day getting all the smaller items moved from the Calvin Jones House and into the new annex. Cathy Morris reviewed … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mackie Gift

In honor of his parents, Dr. George Mackie and Kathleen Mackie Lake, Jim Mackie and his wife Clare donated the home at 340 North Main Street to the Wake Forest … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grand Opening

November 14, 2010 was a beautiful day for a ribbon cutting. Maybe Wake Forest native Barbara Lyon said it best. “To us Wake Forest was the same, the community and … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hours & Info

Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

Free Admission