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Wake Forest Museum

The museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the 122-year history of Wake Forest College (now University) prior to its move to Winston-Salem in 1956, and it also exhibits the history of the town of Wake Forest and surrounding region. Exhibits of interest include the history of the medical and law schools, athletics and student life. Free admission. Hours: Tues.- Fri., 10am-noon and 1:30-4:30pm; Sun. (except winter), 3pm-5pm; other times by appointment. Gardens open daily. In 2010 the museum moves From the historic home of Dr. Calvin Jones, which also served as the college’s first building, into an adjacent state-of-the-art facility.


Our first Christmas in the new building is merry, festive and bright. The Calvin Jones House, though closed for the holidays, is gorgeously decorated with green wreaths, candles and garlands.

Visitors to the newly constructed exhibit space behind the house are treated to the sight of a pair of Christmas trees. The first, decorated by Louise Howard, makes perfect use of her broad collection of traditional ornaments and artifacts. The second is a gold and black tribute to the memory of Wake Forest College.

For the Town of Wake Forest and its college, originally founded with the purpose of educating Baptist ministers, this is a special time of year. The museum's seasonal decor beautifully celebrates that mission.

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