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The Powers Museum serves Carthage, Missouri, and its visitors, 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 displaying quilts and items from our collections in a store building on the Carthage Square.

Museum Closed for 2016 Season except for special programs (see below).  Access to Research Library available by advance appointment only.

Museum will reopen to public late March or early April 2017. Watch website for announcement.

Special post-season program is scheduled for November 13th at 2 pm and will feature Jeff Patrick who will speak on activities of Company A during the pre-WWI border war with Mexico.  A limited number of the museum's Library of Congress Veterans interview materials will also be on display.

December 3 -- Museum will participate in Carthage R-9 Foundation's Holiday Extravaganza. Check back for location and hours later this month.


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. Research access is available during our non-public season but there may be black-out periods due to non-availability of volunteers to assist researchers.


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Jefferson Highway 2016 National Conference (overview and thank yous)

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