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​Upcoming Wake County Historical Society Events

January 22, 2024

West Raleigh (Oberlin to Faircloth, Wade to Hillsborough): Three Sites, Three Women, Three Men, c. 1858-2023

Brent Pitts will discuss his most recent book, a Covid project entitled West Raleigh A-Z, a Gazetteer and Social History, Centennial Edition

March 26, 2024

North Carolina’s Rosenwald Schools: A Legacy of Hope and Progress

Claudia Brown, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, will address the background of Julius Rosenwald and the inception of the school-building program in the South, followed by an overview of the program’s implementation in North Carolina and a discussion of Rosenwald schools in Wake County.

April 23, 2024

Atop the Tower: A Century of Waiting

Matthew Robbins will provide an in-depth look at the history, development plan, architecture, and attempts to complete the NCSU Bell Tower over the last century.

May 13, 2024

Bringing Them Home: Over a Century of Oakwood Cemetery’s War Dead

Bruce Miller and Robin Simonton have put together an exciting program for Memorial Day called Bringing Them Home: Over a Century of Oakwood Cemetery’s War Dead. Oakwood Cemetery owes its existence to the remembrance of those who fought in war and has always and in many ways honored veterans. 

June 17, 2024

Annual Meeting of the Wake County Historical Society

The Annual Meeting will be held at 7 PM at the Mordecai Historic Park Classroom. There will be a short business meeting followed by a speaker, Leslie Meadows, who will discuss the "Role of the Gristmill in the Development of Community in Wake County."