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WELCOME TO POWERS MUSEUM ONLINE
Since 1988, the Powers Museum has been serving Carthage, Missouri, as a local history museum with a variety of programming and rotating exhibits.
Powers Museum is now OPEN in MAY Wed. - Sat. 11 am to 4 pm while staff and volunteers install a series of new summer exhibits throughout museum for the summer season. (These hours continue through June 15.)
Admission is by donation.
UPCOMING SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Sunday May 31 Open House & Program -- Doug Dickey presents History of Carthage Police Department at 2 pm. His recent book will be available for sale & author will sign books purchased or presented to him after the program. Doors open at 1:30 this day.
Sunday June 28, 2015 -- 27th Anniversary Open House & Program -- Susan Croce Kelly presents Early Auto Trails & Cyrus Avery ("father of Rt 66"). Other special activities throughout the afternoon including conclusion of silent auction of Carthage & Route 66 collectibles (bidding starts Friday June 26th).
New Research Access Policy: Use of any research materials stored on site requires advance appointment and payment of research fee. Only a few items housed in the meeting room are available for free walk-in, self-directed use during public hours (IF there is no special program scheduled for multi-purpose meeting room/reference library/mini-display room on day of person's unscheduled visit).
Also, on-site personnel will not be able to assist walk-ins in use of accessible materials except to answer a few basic questions and point out suggested resources on library shelves. Researchers who need staff assistance for use available resources in meeting room/reference library area beyond ten minutes should be willing to make a research donation of $5.00 in the museum's donation box.
Anyone needing access to vertical files, archival collections and/or access to collection artifacts -- all stored in non-public areas and requiring advance preparation to present to researchers and insure a work space is available for use -- must make advance appointments and pay a research fee ($15.00) at the time of their appointments. For more information and/or to make appointments at least ten days in advance of visit, contact museum by phone 417-237-0456.
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