Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month 

May is Preservation Month and the Historic Preservation Division is offering several ways to celebrate, including two free webinarsvirtual tours, and an update to our Historic Preservation Plan


Preservation Month Webinars

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. 

Interpreting the site adjacent to the Ailey Young House
Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Christopher Robey, Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at the University of Georgia, who will share his research around Simmons Row and Heritage Strategies for Interpreting the site adjacent to the Ailey Young House along North White Street.

Porch Living: The Material Culture of the Ailey Young House
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.

 Join us for a conversation with Sherry Boyette, Master of Arts in Anthropology candidate at NC State University, who will discuss her archaeological research about Porch Living: The Material Culture of the Ailey Young House.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

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For more information, email Senior Planner Michelle Michael.


Virtual Tours

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:

  1. Downtown District

  2. Local Historic District

Tours are accessible through the Town App, website, and physical brochures are available at Town Hall on the 3rd floor.


Historic Preservation Plan Update


The Town and the Historic Preservation Commission are updating the Historic Preservation Plan, and we want your input!

Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey on what you value in Wake Forest and would like to see preserved for future generations. The survey is available through May. 

Take Our Survey

Visioning Workshop

A Community Visioning Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, from 6-7 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Please plan to participate and help shape the Town’s Historic Preservation Program for the next five to ten years. For more information visit our website.


Preservation Month
Senior Planner - Historic Preservation
Preservation Month Webinars
Historic Preservation Plan Update