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

Maple Leaf Festival Week (thru Oct. 18) Tues. - Sat. 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, except museum will open Saturday at 10 AM.

Quilt Appraisals by Lori East, AQS certified, Oct. 15 & 16 and Oct. 24 & 25, during museum hours. Reservations required; call 417-237-0456 for more info on fees and times still available.

Remaining October Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, including November 1. Museum closed Nov. 2-6 to take down quilt show. Will reopen Nov. 7 and hours through Nov. 22 will be Wed.-Sat. 11 am to 4 pm.  Library & Gift Shop will be open and informal displays in gallery (no formal exhibit will be installed after quilt show) as museum begins curatorial project prior to closing for 2014 season on November 22.


MLF Quilt Show runs through November 1, 2014. One Sun. afternoon opening Oct. 19, noon to 5 pm. Also open Mon. evening Oct. 20, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. MLF Quilt Show has its own Facebook page - Maple Leaf Quilt Show at Powers Museum. Includes photos of this year's show plus 2012 & 2013 shows.

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, books, 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 to be announced at later date (usually museum opens late March/early April). Email will be monitored and all research/archival appointments must be made well in advance during winter and are subject to staff/volunteer availability.

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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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