200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

On September 9, the Johnson Center for the Arts sponsored a Chalk Walk for kids from 10:00–2:00 pm in downtown Troy. The event was part of Reunion Troy’s “Exploring Downtown Troy” bicentennial celebration.

The organization placed Chalk Walk stations on either side of Troy’s downtown square and in front of the Johnson Center for the Arts.

“The Chalk Walk is a way to involve kids as we explore downtown Troy,” said Leigh Ann Windham, Reunion Troy co-chair. “While they enjoy drawing, their parents are invited to also ‘Explore Downtown Troy’ and learn more about the city’s rich history via of our signs of the past that can be found throughout the downtown area.” Sixteen signs on eight postings tell the stories of historic structures in Troy. These were the focal points of the self-guided “Downtown Troy Heritage Walk,” which included a trivia contest.

During the event, Reunion Troy provided information packets including a registration form and a calendar of all the events planned for the “Exploring Downtown Troy” celebration, which will continue to the end of 2017.