Wake Forest Historical Museum

The museum is now open with new health and safety procedures like free timed tickets and required cloth face masks.

19th Century German Dolls

It’s always a thrill when someone answers our call for artifacts with a generous donation of any sort, but when Julia Freitag visited the museum to deliver this trio of … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Building the Exhibits

As of October 1, 2010, what was once a cavernous black space is now taking shape… turning into the small, three-walled rooms (known as “vignettes” in museum lingo) where museum … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Visit From Bill Friday

The fact that Dr. William Friday began his college career at Wake Forest College is a point of pride on both sides, and this year’s annual meeting was a happy … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video Shorts

The best stories about our town’s history come from the people who’ve lived here. Preserving those memories is part of the museum’s mission, and we are working to create a … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

From the General Store

Every once in a while, someone calls with an odd item they wish to donate. Sometimes these are large and heavy and of unusual providence. And although a donation of … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oral History Film Clips

The museum has just released a 26-minute oral history film funded by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council. The film was professionally produced and features interviews with three … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment