The History and Future of the Williams House

Cary, NC – If you have been through Downtown Cary, you likely saw how the historic Williams House has moved down E Chatham Street. Learn about the house’s history, its connection to radio in the Triangle and what will become of the house in its new location. Read more

Dreamfest

Cary Dreamfest Connects Civil Rights Movement to Present Day

Cary, NC – For almost 30 years, the Town of Cary has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But as the event returns for 2019, it has grown from remembering King and the Civil Rights movement to reflecting on its impact on the present day and how these topics are still relevant. Read more

Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: Homemade Food

Cary, NC – Clyde Evans Jr. remembers how his family processed food in the old days.  Read more

Green Level Baptist Church

Cary’s Heritage: Green Level Baptist Church

Cary, NC – Margaret Travis is the daughter of Reverend G.T. Mills, who was one of the first pastors of Green Level Baptist Church. She gave us a history of that church. Read more

Pictures: Christmas Tree Lighting in Cary

Cary, NC – Despite a cold drizzle, Saturday saw twin celebrations on Town Hall Campus in Downtown Cary. The Page-Walker Arts & History Center had a holiday open house and the Town of Cary hosted the annual tree lighting festivities. Read more

Cary Police

Cary’s Heritage: Crime in Cary

Cary, NC – Crime in Cary back in the day was much different than what we have today. Folks remember some incidents. Read more

Ivey Ellington House

Ivey-Ellington Roof Undergoes Stabilization, Re-Painting to Original Colors

Cary, NC – Visitors to Chatham Street may notice a change to one of Downtown Cary’s most historic buildings as the Ivey-Ellington House’s roof has been stripped and re-painted as part of a stabilization effort by the Town of Cary. Read more

Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: World War II Wedding

Cary, NC – In 1947, American G.I. James Ellington brought his German war bride home to Raleigh. Here is an account of her life, told by her daughter, Charlott, in an oral history interview. In 2018, Charlott and her half-siblings published her mother’s memoir, called The Home of My Heart, which describes her harrowing experiences of survival from East Prussia throughout World War II. Her story is spell-binding. Read more

Cary’s Heritage: Cary High Class Trips

Cary, NC – For many years, near the end of the school year at Cary High, every graduating class was taken on a trip. Here are some fond memories of those trips by the students. Read more

Page-Walker

Page-Walker Celebrates 150 Years With New Displays, Exhibit

Cary, NC – Predating Cary’s incorporation, the Page-Walker Hotel (now the Page-Walker Arts & History Center) was a crucial part of the town’s origins. Cary is commemorating the building’s 150 years with Bygone Daze, including new displays in the center and celebrations from now to the end of 2018. Read more