Cary, NC- If you are a gardening enthusiast, or if you just like to smell the flowers, Herbfest’s third year has a little something for everyone, including a brush with fame. Read more
Editor’s Note: If like knowing about the history of Cary, you’ll enjoy this free program on Tuesday, January 24, from The Friends of Page-Walker:
Where will you find a mural depicting the Town of Cary and its citizens both past and present? Join the Friends of the Page-Walker in welcoming local artist, Val Fox, who will solve this mystery and share her story of creating the “Cary Then and Now” mural.
Val will take us on a journey of the local places and people depicted in the famous mural and share the role each has played in our Town’s history.
This free program is offered as part of the Friends of the Page-Walker’s Historic Preservation Series.
- Preservation Speaker Series: “Who Is That Guy? The Story Behind the Cary Mural”
- Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Main Gallery
- Date: Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 7:30 PM
More information and online registration: Preservation Speaker Series: “Who Is That Guy? The Story Behind the Cary Mural”
Story by Lindsey Chester, photo by Marcia Hansen.
Cary, NC- Last year, the Friends of Page-Walker created a new festival in downtown Cary – Herbfest.
My daughter Emma and I attended and she was thrilled to take home a seedling that grew into a large basil plant. The festival is returning on the weekend of May 7 and has expanded to include live performances and demonstrations along with the herbs and gifts for sale.
Cary, NC – With thanks to Peggy Van Scoyoc and her book, Desegregating Cary, which is on sale at the Page-Walker History Center in downtown Cary. The book is a collection of oral history interviews conducted between local citizens and Friends of the Page-Walker. Proceeds from the sale of this book support the preservation of Cary’s history.
What follows is from Henry’s son, Charlie:
Making a Mark in Education and Local Business
Henry Adams was born and raised in Cary. He left Cary to go to college at Trinity Park, which is now Duke University. He had a sister who had a drugstore in Durham and she heavily influenced him to go to pharmacy school in Massachusetts. When he came back, he opened a drugstore in Cary. He ran Adams Rexall Drugs until he tired of that and found out that I was not going to be a pharmacist after college. So he sold the store to Ralph Ashworth and opened an appliance store on Chatham Street. He had that store until he died. Later, an elementary school was named after him – The Henry R. Adams Elementary School. Read more