Walking in the Wards - Ward 1 - Downtown Carthage MO
During 2017-18 in honor of the 175th Anniversary of Carthage, Missouri, the Powers Museum created digital sites of some of Carthage's historic sites, stores, industrial buildings, homes, schools, and parks. Ward One's tour is located in the northeast section of town and features a mixed residential, commercial and industrial base along with one Missouri State Historic Site -- the Battle of Carthage SHS. The sites placed on this initial tour were based on selected artifacts that appeared in the 175th Anniversary Exhibit at the Powers Museum during 2017. The purpose was to show where these artifacts were created, used or purchased. The initial debut of "Walking in the Wards -- Ward I -- Downtown" took place during the 2017 Maple Leaf Festival. This project was made possible by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities.