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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Check out our Fall 2015 newsletter!The Friends are delighted to announce that we and our partners recently received several awards from the North Carolina Society of Historians:

  • The Malcolm Fowler Society award for the Friends' work as an organization;
  • The Evelina D. Miller Museum award for the Cary Heritage Museum, operated by the Town of Cary in partnership with the Friends;
  • The Willie Parker Peace History Book Award for our publication Cary: Through the Years;
  • The Joe M. McLaurin Newsletter award for our newsletter, The Innkeeper; and
  • The Paul Green Multimedia award, presented to Carl Colglazier for his video Cary, produced for the Friends.

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.


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 Anne B. Kratzer Educational Gardens at the arts & history 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 (pictured), along with many other historic structures in and around Cary, have been saved for future generations. We also offer regular evening historic preservation programs that are free and open to the public.

Because we want to bring history education to every Cary child, 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 have featured a Picasso as part of one of the gorgeous art exhibits you find there every day of the year.

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