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Our Past is Our Future

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Original Leake County Court

Original Leake County Court

Carthage Main Street along with The Carthage Historical Preservation Commission will be conducting a Jane Jacobs Walk on Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m. The walk entitled “Our Past is our Future” will be a walk around the Historic Courthouse Square starting at The Breezeway on Main Street and will proceed around the square and end at the Leake County Chamber of Commerce Center with refreshments and a historical display by the Dancing Rabbit Historical Society. There will be 12 stops on the walk with different speakers along the route talking about their memories of growing up in Carthage.

Jane Jacobs Walk is a series of free neighborhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Since its inception in 2007, Jane Jacobs Walk has happened in cities across North America, and is growing internationally. For the second year in a row Carthage is the smallest community to participate in the program throughout the United States and Canada.

Leake County Courthouse Today

Leake County Courthouse Today

Jane Jacobs Walk honors the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning. Jane Jacobs Walk helps knit people together into a strong and resourceful community, instilling belonging and encouraging civic leadership.
If you are interested in participating in the Jane Jacobs Walk, or would like more information about the event, call Carthage Main Street at 601-267-6764.
Time: 9:00 am

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Event Start/End: The Event will begin in the Breezeway on Courthouse Square and travel around the Square.  There will be 10 stops along the way with different speakers describing each location and its importance to the history of Carthage.  Refreshments will be servered in the Chamber of Commerce Center.

Host: Russell Baty, Carthage Main Street/Carthage Historical Commission

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children