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

Hours through Sept. 27: Tues. - Sat. 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (except August 22 & 23 due to an unexpected emergency, museum may have to close early Friday and will not even open partially as previously stated on Sat. Aug. 23) - please call 417-237-0456 for further information or to confirm hours.


August 24  Sunday Opening  1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Mark Van Es will present "The Peculiar History of Women's Suffrage in Jasper County, Missouri" at 2 pm

September 16  Museum CLOSED

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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