Upcoming events

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop (on Town Hall campus), Cary

    Welcome spring with a ride on an old time trolley, and let our guides share with you the history of our town as you ride through historic neighborhoods and past historic sites and landmarks. You'll see homes that housed former influential members of the community, including civic leaders, merchants, and doctors; teachers and principals of the first public high school in the state, right here in Cary; and the woman who made Cary the “gourd capital of the world!”

    You'll also see historic churches and theaters and old general stores, and visit cemeteries with graves dating back to the 1800s. Did you know Cary has an extensive African American community with a long history? You'll learn about that too. And you'll discover one of our most distinguished residents who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain under President Woodrow Wilson during WWI. At the end of the trolley ride, step inside the Page-Walker Arts & History Center and let our volunteers show you around the building, once an historic railroad hotel. Or take a self-guided tour with our new brochure.

    Join us Sunday, April 7. 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, $4 for youth ages 6-17, and $1 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.)

    • The Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave.; Box Office hours are M, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.)

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

    • 04 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

    The Friends will be hosting their 10th annual Herbfest on Saturday, May 4, on the lovely grounds of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in downtown Cary. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through booths selling herbs, native plants and perennials in addition to craft booths where local artisans will sell items related to gardening and nature.

    Our must-see butterfly releases will take place at 11:30AM and 2:30PM, and our silent auction featuring beautiful herbs and garden-related items will be featured once
    again this year. A special activity for the kids will be available, and our popular Young Friends bake sale featuring delicious treats will take place. Local food trucks will have food 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.

    Click HERE for a vendor application.

    • 28 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Main Gallery

    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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