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

Springtime Hours at the Museum

Museum Hours Tuesday – Friday: 9am to noon & 1:30pm to 4:30pm Sunday: 2pm to 5pm There is no charge to visit the Museum at 414 N. Main Street, Wake … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lovefeast at Wake Forest Historical Museum

Lovefeast at Wake Forest Historical Museum (This event is full. Registration is closed.) Streamed live from Wait Chapel on Sunday, December 6, 8 p.m. EST Friends will gather at the Wake … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Driveable Destinations – Spring 2014

(CIRCA Magazine – A travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Photo courtesy of Michael Blevins Photography “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a … Continue reading

April 12, 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

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

The Women of Wake Forest

(CIRCA Magazine – Our Heritage column by regional historian Amy Pierce) In its mission to chronicle all aspects of both Wake Forest and Wake Forest College history, the Wake Forest … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Images

The thousands of images in our museum archives include every format imaginable– from rare glass negatives to postcards and yearbook pictures, Polaroids to formal studio portraits, oil paintings to family … Continue reading

July 25, 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

What to donate?

Giving to the museum can be as simple as donating an interesting old item found on a garage shelf– or in a box from the attic, garden shed, or basement. … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Main Museum

The new museum, located behind the historic Calvin Jones House, is bright and elegant, featuring sloped ceiling architecture, high windows and exposed beams designed to evoke the atmosphere of the … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Demon Deacon

The colors “Old Gold and Black” have long been associated with Wake Forest, and early nicknames were the “Baptists” and at one point the “tigers.” But the name “Demon Deacon” … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Early Days of Wake Forest Sports

During the College’s first five years, students spent much of the day studying and doing manual labor. Only on Saturday afternoons were they allowed to participate in some form of … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Harricanes

Along the northwestern rim of Wake County runs a lean piece of land known as “The Harricane.” It got its name from a renegade storm that ripped through the area … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 48 Comments

Royall Cotton Mill

In 1899 Wake Forest College graduates Robert E. Royall, Thomas E. Holding, and William C. Powell built a cotton mill on a twenty-five acre tract north of the Wake Forest … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Wake Forest in 1939

In 1939, itinerant filmmaker H. Lee Waters arrived in Wake Forest to shoot film of local residents, edit the footage into a feature length movie, and then charge folks to … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment