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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.

Sunday Opening - August 28   1:30 - 4 pm - Out of the Attic

Discoveries from the artifact holdings of the museum never displayed before presented in a one-day-only informal display in meeting room. Learn about our on-going collection documentation project from volunteers on-site Sunday to see if you might want to volunteer to help with this work this fall and winter.

Sunday Opening - September 25 1:30 - 4 pm - Gems of the Archival Collections

Learn about museum's archival reboxing project (being done courtesy a Carthage Community Foundation grant) and see some selected items first-hand. Presentation begins at 2:00 pm.

For those who can not attend, see selected items from our archival collections at the Missouri Secretary of State/State Archives' Missouri Digital Heritage "Jasper County Riches from the Earth" website or Springfield/Greene County Public Library's Missouri Over There: World War I Soldiers website.


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.


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Jefferson Highway 2016 National Conference (overview and thank yous)

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