Explore Cary's African American history on board a trolley

Climb aboard the Cary trolley on February 16 and learn about Cary's rich African American history, which dates back more than 150 years.  Learn more about the tour and how to purchase tickets.

Join us for a captivating performance by Brian Reagin

Brian Reagin, violinist and Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, returns as a favorite to the Friends' Winter Concert Series on February 23.  Learn more about the concert and how to purchase tickets.


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.

Follow these links to learn more about:

Upcoming events


Hop on board our historic trolley tour!

Click here for information.


Summer 2019 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Friends' award-winning newsletter, The Innkeeper brings you news of Cary's oldest home to be preserved, summer in the garden, a Depression-era community fair in Cary, the "Paint the Page" event for teen artists, our winter concert schedule, a farewell to Lyman Collins and welcome to William Lewis, a match made in heaven...and at the Page-Walker, and more!

2019 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Madeline McLoughlin, the recipient of this year's Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel Scholarship! Madeline is a senior at Cary High School and will be attending N.C. State University in the fall to study education.


President's Volunteer Service Award Winner

Congratulations to Colleen Quinlivan, our most recent President's Volunteer Service Award winner. Colleen's 100+ hours of volunteer service earned her a Gold level award. Thank you, Colleen! 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.



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.  Read our resolution.


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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