Seats still available for Sunday’s “Exploring the Heritage of the Ailey Young House”

Town of Wake Forest News

The Town of Wake Forest will host “Exploring the Heritage of the Ailey Young House” this Sunday, Oct. 7, from 3-5 p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. The session is the first in a new series of presentations on the history of the northeast area of Wake Forest entitled “Community Connections in Northeast Wake Forest.” Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Sept. 16 but rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence.

Free and open to the public, the Oct. 7 event will explore the heritage of the Ailey Young House and examine its link to the early history of the African-American community in Wake Forest. The occasion will include a panel discussion and historical presentation about the Ailey Young House, along with a screening of the new video, “The Ailey Young House – a Family Legacy, a Wake Forest Treasure.” Produced by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and narrated by Ricardo Young, the great-great-grandson of Allen Young (son of Ailey Young), the video traces the history of the Ailey Young House and details current efforts to restore it.

Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required at

For more information, contact Senior Planner Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or [email protected].

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