Drive or walk through Cary's 150 years of history!

Download tours here.

Watch our recorded Live streams of historic Cemeteries!

Click here for White Plains Cemetery and here for Hillcrest Cemetery.


The Friends of The Page-Walker Hotel is a group of dedicated volunteers that provides vital services to the town and citizens of Cary.  Acting as stewards for the building and grounds of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center is only part of our mission. We also work to preserve other historic structures, provide education about Cary history, maintain the Cary Heritage Museum, and promote cultural arts.

Explore our website to discover the many ways we serve our community.  Find out how you can participate and enjoy our offerings...or join our team and help us thrive. Otherwise, just click here if you would like to join our mailing list.

Follow these links to learn more about:

2024 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to James Haywood, the 2024 recipient of the Friends of the Page-Walker scholarship. James is a graduate of Cary High School and will be attending Western Carolina University to study construction management. Congratulations and best wishes for a bright future, James!


SPRING 2024 Newsletter

This special edition of The Innkeeper brings you news of the "One Day Wonder" exhibit, Herbfest Preview, Mysteries Solved in the Rufus Jones Collection, New Archaeological Collection Donation, Oral History of the Ivey-Ellington House and more!


WINTER 2024 Newsletter

This issue of The Innkeeper brings you news of two award-winning Friends; remembrances of two dear Friends who have left us; new projects in the gardens; caring for our historic cemeteries; a welcome to a new Program Assistant at the Page-Walker; and upcoming events, including Herbfest in May and ongoing walking tours.


The Friends are working with the Town of Cary to secure an appropriate future for the historic Nancy Jones House.  See our Nancy Jones House page.


President's Volunteer Service Award Winner

Congratulations to Kriti Peechu, our most recent President's Volunteer Service Award winner. Kriti's 100+ hours of volunteer service earned her a Gold level award. Thank you, Kriti! Learn more about the President's Service Award.


Walking Tour Brochure

Guide yourself through the historic Page-Walker building and learn about its history with our walking tour brochure! Pick one up inside the Page-Walker entrance. Or view online.

Past Meets Future

An oral history station in the second-floor library of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center uses modern technology to make history come to life through the voices of key figures who helped make Cary history. Stop by and listen.  And visit our large collection of online oral histories.



The friends are working hard to secure an appropriate future for the historic Ivey-Ellington House in the face of the increased pace of development in the town center.  See our Ivey-Ellington page.


Cary Oral Histories
Cary History Publications

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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