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Please note the museum is experiencing AC problems and museum will NOT OPEN Saturday July 26 at all. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

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

Summer Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (except July 30 open only 11 am to 2 pm; call for August adjustments in schedule or check after August 1) - please call 417-237-0456 for further information.


August 24  Sunday Opening  1:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Speaker TBA at 2 pm

September 21  Sunday Opening  1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Joe Maddox of Kansas City, Missouri Humanities Council Speaker Bureau Selection: Battle of Westport & African-American Soldiers Who Ended Slavery in Missouri

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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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