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):
P.O. Box 4234, Cary NC 27519
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