Program Guide Winter/Spring 2018

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REGISTER ONLINE: 67 c History & Heritage Discover Cary's rich history at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Cary Heritage Museum at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center Visit the Cary Heritage Museum to experience Cary's metamorphosis from a railroad village to a high-tech community. Feel the ambiance of the Town a century ago as you view a scale model of the village, meet Cary's founding family, and learn about the Union General from Ohio for whom our Town was named. See the development of the Cary community from a one-square-mile area in 1871 to a 55-square-mile area today. A timeline comprised of two and three-dimensional artifacts provides historic perspective by presenting local, national, and international events side-by-side. Ongoing programming helps to link the past to the present. "Cary-On!" is a free study guide for teachers and students interested in learning more about Cary. Bring your group to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center for a tour that is great for scouts, seniors, newcomers and other community groups. c Page-Walker Arts & History Center The Page-Walker was built in 1868 as a railroad hotel by Town of Cary founder Allison Francis Page and is now listed on the Natio nal Register of Historic Places. A complete restoration in the 1990s converted the building into an arts and history center. Alive with classes, events, performances, exhibitions, receptions, and meetings, the Page-Walker boasts fine arts exhibits featuring local and regional artists, an Educational Garden with the Page Smokehouse, and the Cary Heritage Museum. For information about the programs offered at the Page-Walker please call (919) 460-4963.

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