May is Preservation Month
May is Preservation Month and the Historic Preservation Division is offering several ways to celebrate, including two free webinars, a scavenger hunt, virtual tours and by releasing each week a different coloring page of a locally significant historic site.
The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Division is partnering with the Wake Forest Historical Museum to offer a series of Zoom webinars on interesting aspects of the the town's history. The public is invited to attend the Zoom webinars online or by phone.
Adventures with Old Houses
Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion with Ed Morris, Director of the Wake Forest Historical Museum, and homeowners from the Wake Forest Historic District.
The Story Map of the Northeast Community in Wake Forest
Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an Introduction to this preservation project and discussion with Michelle Michael, Senior Planner (Historic Preservation) and Chris Robey, MLA Candidate at the University of Georgia
There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For more information, email Senior Planner Michelle Michael.
Another fantastic way to honor preservation month and learn more about Wake Forest’s rich history is to take a self-guided Walking Tour. The Town has two self-guided Walking Tours:
Tours are accessible through the Town App, website, and physical brochures are available at Town Hall on the 3rd floor.
In honor of May being Historic Preservation Month the Town is launching an historic scavenger hunt. Ten pictures of local Wake Forest historic features are shown below. All participants who upload all ten photos of the correct historic features will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card to Lumpy’s Ice Cream.
Scavenger Hunt Rules
Locate the historic feature pictured and physically visit it.
Take a picture of yourself with the feature in the background. Remember do not trespass on private property. Take pictures from the public right-of-way (sidewalk).
Once you have photos of all 10 historic features send them to the Town via the Submit Your Photos link below
All correct entries received at the end of the month will be entered into a random drawing for a $20 gift card to Lumpy’s Ice Cream (three prizes will be awarded). Winners will be announced the first week of June.
You must have all 10 photos to be considered for the prize. Photos taken from Maps screenshots will not be counted.
Please Note: you may notice some of these architectural features in newer construction, however submittals must be the specific feature pictured in order to be counted.
Click on the image below to download the coloring page.