The Old Alma Mater: A Wake Forest History Exhibit
Wake Forest University is an institution steeped in rich history and tradition. The Old Alma Mater: A Wake Forest History Exhibit celebrates this rich sense of tradition by featuring interesting and important artifacts spanning the university’s 174 year history. Items represented in exhibit are a combination of pieces from the Wake Forest Birthplace Museum in Wake Forest, North Carolina and the University Archives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and reflect various eras and achievements in the areas of academics, athletic, and student life including the original deacon tuxedo costume, the first edition of The Howler yearbook, and various sports uniforms and trophies. The items on display are accompanied by a video presentation, which features old 16mm film footage of Wake Forest life during the 1930s - 1950s with recently recorded narration by distinguished faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
The Old Alma Mater: A Wake Forest History Exhibit is being conducted in conjunction with the Wake Forest University Traditions Council. The Traditions Council was formed by students in 2006 as a means of preserving and promoting Wake Forest’s important past and traditions. Through research, communication and programming, the Traditions Council seeks to educate the Wake Forest family of its past, energize its present, and assure the vitality of its future through the strengthening of community traditions on campus.
Events will be schedule by Traditions Council during the exhibition and it will be open for President’s Weekend and Homecoming.