Jones House Gets New Name, Landmark Designation

Cary, NC – The Jones House has a long connection to Cary’s history, from its rare architectural form in town to the tradition of Cary High School principals living there. As the Jones House recently gained designation as a historic landmark, new information about the building’s history was uncovered, resulting in it getting a more historically-accurate name. Read more

Cary’s Heritage: Early TV and Radio

Cary, NC – Folks remember their first radios and televisions in Cary. Read more

Cary’s Heritage: Early Restaurants

Cary, NC – In Cary’s early days, Chatham Street was also U.S. 1 and 64, plus U.S.70 and 54 also went through Cary. For a sleepy little town, there was traffic going through from New York to Florida. Even so, there were few restaurants or places to get food. Here are a few memories. Read more

Young Artists Celebrated at Paint the Page

Cary, NC – A new yearly tradition at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center is the Paint the Page event, where young artists around the town create artwork inspired by the center. This year saw two artists earn the “Best in Show” commendation, as well as multiple other honorable mentions. Read more

African-American History Harvest Helps Residents Trace Their Roots

Cary, NC – The Page-Walker Arts and History Center is looking to expand its records on African-American families dating back to Cary’s earliest years and is holding an event for residents to share their family records with the Center and with one another in this first-ever History Harvest. Read more

Cary’s Heritage: The Edwards and Barbee Families

Cary, NC – Michael Edwards and Ron Barbee remember the rivalry between two ladies in their families, one from the Edwards family and the other from the Barbee family. Read more

History for Breakfast: Sallie Jones and Linda Hall

Cary, NC – In talking about the history of Cary and its residents, you can often learn a lot just from talking about someone’s personal experiences growing up. So, in this installment of History for Breakfast at Famous Toastery, we talked with Sallie Jones and her niece Linda Hall about some of their experiences in Cary in the 1950s and 1960s. Read more

Cary’s Heritage: World War I

Cary, NC – On the 100th anniversary year of when the United States declared war on Germany during World War I, three local ladies personally remember that war and shared their memories. Read more

History for Breakfast: Ed Yerha and Brent Miller

Cary, NC – In the third installment of History for Breakfast, we sat down with Cary history experts Ed Yerha and Brent Miller at Famous Toastery to talk about a wide array of Cary’s history, from the significance of downtown to the Page family and more. Read more