Events

  • Hop into History at Hoots
    Tuesday, March 12, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 9, 5-6:30 p.m.

    Join us at Hoots Beer Company for Hop into History! Chat with archivists from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, Reynolda House, and Forsyth County Public Library about the materials as you enjoy a drink.

  • Alumni & Friends Hop into History
    Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-7 p.m. (tentative)
    Location: TBD

    Please save the date for a special, third annual Wake Forest Hop into History! Join Special Collections & Archives for a pop-up exhibit of Wake Forest artifacts and history, the chance to score some special Wake Forest swag to take home and the opportunity to sample some special brews and treats all while connecting with those who support and love Wake Forest.

  • Imagined Geographies: Mapping the Silk Road
    Tuesday, March 26, 4-5:30 p.m.
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    Join visiting artist Gianni Cestari and exhibit curator Megan Mulder for a discussion of maps and mapping inspired by the current exhibit, Paper Roads: Cultural Exchange in the Age of Print. This event is part of the Wake Forest Silk Roads Series and is co-sponsored by the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Gallery and Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Exhibits

  • Paper Roads: Cultural Exchange in the Age of Print
    February 5-May 31
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    Paper was born in China sometime before the first century. Over the next 1500 years, paper spread through Asia and along the Silk Road to the Middle East and Europe. Along the way, works on paper became a medium of cultural exchange, through maps, drawings, travelers’ tales and translations. This exhibit of books, maps and prints from Wake Forest collections traces these interactions from the early modern period through the 19th century. Curated by Megan Mulder.

  • The Book as Art Object: Local Artists Share Their Work
    June 1-September 27
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    Books are familiar tools for providing readers with emotional comfort, intellectual content and soaring inspiration, but are and can be so much more. As objects, they also represent the capacity of art and form to further connect with readers and non-readers alike. Join Special Collections & Archives as we share intriguing examples of the book arts contributed by local artists and Wake Forest students. Artists: Robin Harper, Sara Hiatt, Anne Murray, Joyce Teta and History of the Book (LIB260) students