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Since 1984, the Powers Museum has been serving Carthage, Missouri, as a local history museum with a variety of programming and rotating exhibits. Even before the museum building opened in 1988, we were participating in local events such as the Maple Leaf Festival. Maple Leaf celebrates is 50th Anniversary this year and in 1984, the Powers Museum was presenting quilts and other items from our collections for Maple Leaf Festival within a store building on the Carthage Square.

We are still looking for Maple Leaf Festival T-shirts and Maple Leaf Festival Queen garments for a temporary display October 4-29 (items to be loaned only; needed week of Sept. 27th). Call museum for further information ASAP!

Museum open now through October 29: Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 4:00 pm. Admission by donation.

Sunday Openings - October 16 (Sunday after Maple Leaf Festival)  & October 23 (Program on Maple Leaf Festival at 2 pm).  Both Sundays open 1:30 - 4 pm.

ONLY FOUR-STATE SHOWING! Road Less Traveled: A Journey from Pine to Palm -- NEW Jefferson Highway Documentary by Highway Walkers Media on October 1. Free showings at 4 pm (full, taking stand by names) & 7 pm (tickets still available) but advance reservations are necessary by Sept. 28). Call Powers Museum or email (info at bottom of page) to make your arrangements. For more info on movie, see this link or this link.


RESEARCH NOTE: Items shelved on bookcases in reference library corner within meeting room are available for walk-in use during regular museum hours (mostly limited to Carthage High School yearbooks, Carthage City Directories, and other titles related to Carthage and Jasper County, Missouri). Advance appointments are required for access to all archival materials including vertical files and Library of Congress veterans interviews and for access to artifacts in storage. Call 417-237-0456 or email for further information on fees and other requirements.


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Jefferson Highway 2016 National Conference (overview and thank yous)

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