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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News and upcoming events...


The long-awaited second Antiques Appraisal Fair, featuring noted Antiques Roadshow expert, Ken Farmer, and his team of experts from Quinn & Farmer Auctions of Charlottesville, VA, is now scheduled for Saturday, November 8.

Tickets are now on sale. See the event description for details.

Special Event with Ken Farmer

In addition to the antiques appraisal fair, a limited number of tickets will be available for Ken Farmer's presentation, "Tales from the Road and New Discoveries" on Friday, Nov. 7. See the event description for details.

The Antiques Appraisal Fair is supported in part by a grant from the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival — a Cary based festival supporting local arts and non-profit organizations and activities.


Our Winter Concert Series consists of four shows from November to February in the intimate main gallery of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Season tickets and individual concert tickets may be purchased at the Cary Arts Center box office Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM; online at eTix.com (search for "Page-Walker") or by phone at 1-800-514.3849.



New Cary history time-line booklet now available! Purchase your copy of the latest publication from the Friends at the Page-Walker for low price of $5!


The Friends seek your help in locating Cary historic photos.



Welcome


Whether it's the wonderful music on the garden plaza or the beautiful melodies of the North Carolina Symphony's own concertmaster filling the indoor gallery, you can count on the Friends of the Page-Walker to bring you terrific performances. As volunteer stewards for the building and its grounds, you might not realize just how much more we do. 

From the cotton to the rosemary, the Friends of the Page-Walker make the historical gardens at the center a reality. And it's thanks to our efforts that Ecclesiastes, the gorgeous sculpture in the front yard, has become a permanent part of the Page-Walker grounds. 

Thanks to the work of the Friends of the Page-Walker, preservation is a part of the Town of Cary's agenda, and the Waldo House is wrapped up and saved for future generations. Plus, regular evening programs bring preservation topics to every Cary adult.

Because we want to bring history education to every Cary child as well, we fund field trips that bring children enrolled in our budget-challenged school system to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, where professionals and volunteers introduce them to the top-floor and top-notch Cary Heritage Museum.

Close by that museum, we house a collection of oral histories so appreciated by southern historians that they're included in a University of  North Carolina Library. Our oral histories were recorded by volunteers who understand just how important it is to save and share the stories of how Cary came to be the town we all love and respect today.

Throughout the amazing Page-Walker Hotel, you'll find furnishings and books dating back to the Page family. Friends of the Page-Walker are always on the lookout for educational enhancements like these.

We invite you to visit this special building. Walk the halls that only a couple of months ago featured a Picasso as part of one of the gorgeous art exhibits you find there every day of the year.

If you're inspired to learn more about the Friends of the Page-Walker or Cary's history, please contact us. History is an ongoing narrative, and we invite you to become a part of it.





Contact Us

By Mail: Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel, Inc., P.O. Box 4234, Cary NC 27519

By Email: info@friendsofpagewalker.org

The Page-Walker Arts & History Center is operated by the Town of Cary and is located at 119 Ambassador Loop on the Cary Town Hall campus. For questions about rental of the facility or about Town-sponsored programs, please call the Page-Walker staff at 919-460-4963.

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