Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

Virtual Book Club: The Waterman’s Song

Join museum staff and fellow book lovers as we read The Waterman’s Song and learn about the lives of the black boatman, pilots, ferrymen, fishermen, sailors, and artisans in nineteenth-century North Carolina.

October 8, 2020

“Falls Lake: Past, Present, and Future,” a presentation by Dana L. Matics, US Army Corps of Engineers

Join us as we learn how 20 miles of the Neuse River transformed into the Falls Lake reservoir.

October 4, 2020

Water/Ways Coloring Book

The Water/Ways coloring book is fun and educational for all ages!

September 24, 2020

“First in Moonshine: North Carolina and the Illegal Liquor Business,” a talk by Dr. Daniel S. Pierce

You are invited to explore the history of moonshine in North Carolina during a virtual talk by Dr. Daniel S. Pierce on September 10th at 7:00 pm. Registration details below. … Continue reading

September 10, 2020

Virtual Book Club: Waters of the World

The museum is excited to announce our first book club, featuring Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole by Sarah Dry.

September 8, 2020

The Power of Citizen Science, with Dr. Caren Cooper and Crowd the Tap

Learn how you can help create the first robust national inventory of water pipe materials in the United States!

September 3, 2020

Water/Ways Exhibit

The museum is hosting Water/Ways a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program from August 30, 2020 through October 10, 2020.

August 30, 2020

The Smithsonian is Coming

We are proud to host Water/Ways a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program from August 30, 2020 through October 10, 2020.

August 10, 2020