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Since 1988, the Powers Museum has been serving Carthage, Missouri, as a local history museum with programs and rotating exhibits.

Hours through Sept. 27 (exceptions noted below): Tues. - Sat. 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call 417-237-0456 for further information.


September 16 (Tuesday) Museum CLOSED; Sept. 17-20 hours may be modified slightly as well so please confirm schedule before traveling to museum.

September 21  Sunday Opening  1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Joe Maddox of Kansas City, Missouri Humanities Council Speaker Bureau Selection, "Battle of Westport & African-American Soldiers Who Ended Slavery in Missouri"

September 26  Friday Art Walk in downtown Carthage, 6-9 pm; museum will have a mini-preview of its MLF Quilt Show at UMB venue.

Sept. 28 - October 2 CLOSED to finish Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show display set-up. Quilt Show opens Friday October 3.


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Carthage 1940-1990 Pictorial Book Books can be purchased at the musuem as well as Oldies & Oddities downtown from the museum's selling case as well as at other locations around town. 

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