Upcoming events

    • 16 Feb 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

    February is Black History Month, and in honor of Cary's rich African American history, the Friends are partnering with the Town of Cary to launch our inaugural African American history trolley tour.

    Black and white people have been living in Cary for over 150 years, owning land and working together to settle the town, operate farms, start businesses, worship God, educate their children, work through tensions and strife, and set a course for future generations. 

    Climb on board as our guides take you through historic black neighborhoods, cemeteries, and church sites; past schools that were built on land donated by black families for black children; past sites where “juke joints” used to entertain young and old alike; and learn about Cary's African American Heritage families whose ancestors and descendants have been living in Cary for 100 years or more.

    Join us Sunday, February 16. Tours are 50 minutes long and leave from the Page-Walker Arts & History Center at 119 Ambassador Loop in Cary at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: $10 for adults 18 and over, $5 for youth ages 6-17, and $2 for children ages 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at:

    • The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.; Box Office hours are T-F, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; closed Sun and M)

    • eTix.com online or by phone at 1-800-514-3849 (additional service fees might apply):

    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop (Town campus), Cary

    Brian Reagin, violinist and Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, returns as a favorite to the Friends' Winter Concert Series. Brian Reagin, who captivates audiences with his brilliant performances, will treat concert-goers to a classical repertoire on his Lorenzo and Tomasso Carcassi violin made in Florence, Italy in 1763. Don’t miss this one, it sells out every year!

    Light refreshments served at intermission.

    Concert tickets can be purchased for $18.00 at:

    • The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.; Box Office hours are T-F, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 7:30 PM
    • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

    Did you know that classes at Cary High School began before the Town of Cary was incorporated on April 3,1871? Come join us to learn about some of the highlights of Cary High School's 150-year-old history as a private and a public school based on  recently digitized documents found in the Cary High School archives. We will share photographs and documents from the collection to celebrate this milestone in Cary's history.

    This program is free and open to the public.


    • 02 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

    The Friends will be hosting their 11th annual Herbfest on Saturday, May 2 on the lovely grounds of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in downtown Cary. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through booths where gardeners will be selling herbs, native plants, and perennials; in addition to craft booths where local artisans will be selling items related to gardening and nature.

    Our must-see butterfly release will take place at 11:30AM. A special activity for the kids will be available, and our popular Young Friends bake sale featuring delicious treats will take place. Gourmet frozen beverages & snacks will also available for sale.

    Festival-goers can tour the Anne B. Kratzer Educational Garden, including a close-up look at the historic 1850’s Page smokehouse. Guests can also learn about the Pollinator Garden at the Page-Walker, a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat that features wild plants.

    We invite vendors to participate in our event. Click HERE for a vendor application.
    • 26 May 2020
    • 7:30 PM
    • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

    Join us as we continue to expand our understanding of Cary’s history at our annual presentation highlighting properties in our three National Register historic districts. See what was lost or saved this past year and learn about the historic and architectural significance of the properties and as well as stories about former owners and their place in Cary’s history. Refreshments follow program.

    This program is free and open to the public.


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