Wake Forest Historical Museum

Intern Reflections: “The rich legacy of Black education across generations.”

As an intern with the Wake Forest Historical Museum, I’ve been pouring through census data, finding traces of children as young as six, adult musicians, religious leaders, and school teachers who contributed to a project of Black learning prior to and in the aftermath of emancipation in Wake Forest.

May 27, 2021

African American History and Genealogy Remote Internship

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is hiring a Wake Forest University student intern to assist museum staff with research related to the Slavery, Race, and Memory Project during the spring 2021 semester. Under the mentorship of museum professionals, the intern will conduct research to identify and learn more about African Americans connected to Wake Forest University’s original campus between 1820 and 1930.

December 2, 2020

A Collections Visit from WFU

Article appearing in the August 8, 2013 edition of The Wake Forest Weekly:

November 22, 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

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

Founding of Wake Forest

In early 19th century North Carolina, an area in Wake County north of Raleigh that was known for its forest of fine hardwood trees was called the Forest of Wake. … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Move to Winston-Salem

Wake Forest College moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the spring of 1956. Along with the people, books, and furniture, a vibrant history of personalities, events, traditions, and lore made … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The New Campus

Land on Reynolda, the estate of tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds, was given to the College by the Reynolds family for the new campus. Designed by Jens Fredrik Larson and … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment