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Jefferson Highway Association Annual Conference in Carthage MO, April 29-30, 2016 INFO. Deadline for registration is April 20th. Click here for public events within conference schedule.

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

Museum OPEN now through October: Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 4:00 pm. Admission by donation. See Schedule page for monthly Sunday programs, other special events & updates/changes to public schedule.

April's Sunday Program is April 24 at 2pm on 1910s-20s auto trails and tourism (doors open at 1:30 pm).

COMING MAY 7: Annual Ozark Gateway Master Gardener Plant Sale, 8 am to 2 pm (Museum CLOSES AT 3 PM THIS DAY.) The museum will NOT be holding their rummage sale this year.


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


Help Support the Powers Museum -- Donate NOW! or volunteer to be a museum greeter!

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Read our Summer 2015 Newsletter (link). The Winter 2015-16 newsletter has been mailed to Museum Friends and is now available online. To become a Powers Museum Friend and recieve our newsletter plus special invitation to museum events, go to Donate NOW! link above.

Browse our Digital Collection. It does not represent everything we own but but we think you might find a few things of interest.


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