Drive or walk through Cary's 150 years of history!

Download tours here.
 

Watch our recorded Live streams of historic Cemeteries!

Click here for White Plains Cemetery and here for Hillcrest Cemetery.

Welcome! 

The Friends of The Page-Walker Hotel is a group of dedicated volunteers that provides vital services to the town and citizens of Cary.  Acting as stewards for the building and grounds of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center is only part of our mission. We also work to preserve other historic structures, provide education about Cary history, maintain the Cary Heritage Museum, and promote cultural arts.

Explore our website to discover the many ways we serve our community.  Find out how you can participate and enjoy our offerings...or join our team and help us thrive. Otherwise, just click here if you would like to join our mailing list.

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FRIENDS RECEIVE 2022 ALBERT RAY NEWSOME AWARD

The Friends are honored to receive the Federation of NC Historical Societies Albert Ray Newsome Award for excellence in local history for their work with members of Cary First Christian Church to develop a walking tour brochure of the church's historic cemetery on W. Cornwall Rd.

      

SUMMer 2023 Newsletter

This issue of The Innkeeper brings you news of historic landmark status for the Nancy Jones House, a tribute to Myrick Howard, our latest scholarship winner, Revolutionary Cary, our latest oral histories, a slice of North Carolina history from our Rufus Jones transcription project, and more!


FRIENDS SUPPORT NANCY JONES HOUSE

The Friends are working with the Town of Cary to secure an appropriate future for the historic Nancy Jones House.  See our Nancy Jones House page.



2023 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Thomas Fisher, the 2023 recipient of the Friends of the Page-Walker scholarship. Thomas is a graduate of Cary High School and will be attending Appalachian State University to study health care management. Congratulations and best wishes for a bright future, Thomas!

       

President's Volunteer Service Award Winner

Congratulations to Kriti Peechu, our most recent President's Volunteer Service Award winner. Kriti's 100+ hours of volunteer service earned her a Gold level award. Thank you, Kriti! Learn more about the President's Service Award.

       

Walking Tour Brochure

Guide yourself through the historic Page-Walker building and learn about its history with our walking tour brochure! Pick one up inside the Page-Walker entrance. Or view online.


Past Meets Future

An oral history station in the second-floor library of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center uses modern technology to make history come to life through the voices of key figures who helped make Cary history. Stop by and listen.  And visit our large collection of online oral histories.

       

Friends SUPPORT IVEY-ELLINGTON HOUSE

The friends are working hard to secure an appropriate future for the historic Ivey-Ellington House in the face of the increased pace of development in the town center.  See our Ivey-Ellington page.

Newsletters

Cary Oral Histories
Cary History Publications


The mission of the Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel is to enrich the community by serving as guardian for the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, by advocating preservation of Cary historic sites, by archiving history and facilitating history education, and by promoting the cultural arts.

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