Wake Forest University, a private 4-year school was founded in 1834 in an area called the Forest of Wake, north of Raleigh. The creation of the school led to the building up of the town of Wake Forest. In 1946, as a result of a generous gift from the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, the campus moved to Winston-Salem, NC (the move was completed in 1956). In 1962 it became the first major school in the south to desegregate. The 340 acre campus features traditional collegiate gothic style architecture and is located near historic Old Salem Village, a living history exhibit (similar to Colonial Williamsburg). Notable alumni of Wake Forest University include author Maya Angelou and professional golfer Arnold Palmer.