Speakers Bureau

Need a speaker for monthly meetings, luncheon programs or special gatherings?  The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel offer educational and entertaining talks on a host of topics.

Presentations can range from 20 minutes to an hour and can be tailored to fit the interests of your group.  While we always attempt to meet the needs of your group, volunteer availability may affect scheduling.

Popular Topics

Cary Before it was Cary: how our town came to be, and who started it

How Cary got its Name: founder Frank Page looks beyond our borders for our town’s namesake

Keeping up with the Joneses: odds are that your house sits on “Jones land” – but which Jones?

Cary's Most Famous Native Son: the life and times of Walter Hines Page, son of the town’s founder

Just A Horse-Stopping Place: Peggy Van Scoyoc discusses the amazing stories about businesses, schools, families, ghosts and more, from her first book of Cary oral history compilations

Desegregating Cary: Peggy Van Scoyoc discusses early African-American life, Cary’s leadership in desegregation and more, from her second book of Cary oral history compilations

The Page-Walker Hotel, a local historical landmark: how this gem was nearly lost to the ages and how “it took a village” to save it to become one of Cary’s most valuable assets

The School for the Arts: the history of schools, including Cary Elementary and Cary High School, at the end of Academy Street and how the school became the Cary Arts Center

The Friends of the Page-Walker, a Town of Cary partner: the mission and accomplishments of our non-profit organization, the recipient of the 2011 Town of Cary Partner Organization of the Year

Mysteries and Secrets of Local Cemeteries: excerpts from our annual presentation about the history and mystery of selected local cemeteries

What Have We Got to Lose?: excerpts from our annual presentation about historical structures in and around Cary

Schedule a talk

To learn more about other topics or to schedule a speaker, contact The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel at speakers@friendsofpagewalker.org or (919) 460-4963.

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