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

Current Hours through Nov. 22 will be Wed.-Sat. 11 am to 4 pm. Library & Gift Shop will be open and very limited & informal displays will be in gallery (no formal exhibit will be re-installed after quilt show) since museum is starting a major collections/curatorial project that will continue after museum closes on Nov. 22 at 4 pm.

Visitors:  NOV. 19 will be set up day for Holiday Gift Shop Sale - see below.

This schedule is subject to change and emergency closing due to severe weather and personnel issues.


November 20-22 Holiday Gift Shop Sale & Santa Rummage Sale during normal hours of museum.  Deep discounts in gift shop and donated holiday rummage including craft supplies, deorations, educator supplies & posters, books, DVDs, etc.

Powers Museum will CLOSE early for 2014 season after Nov. 22 so that staff, volunteers, and board can start a major work project that will continue through closed winter season.

2015 Schedule

Email will be monitored and all research/archival appointments must be made well in advance during winter and are subject to staff/volunteer availability. If you are doing work for NHD projects, please be sure to note that information when emailing or calling.

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