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Showcase for Carthage History

CLOSED FOR 2015 SEASON

Exhibit Mission

The Powers Museum is dedicated to presenting annual rotating exhibits on local and Missouri history as well as displays on other subject areas respresented by the founding collection from the Marian Powers Winchester Estate and donations to the museum since 1988.

1989 - 2015 PAST EXHIBITS at the Powers Museum can be reviewed <strong>here.</strong>  Selected images, documents and additional links are included in this listing for most of our major exhibits since 1988.

ONLINE EXHIBITS/COLLECTIONS

Riches from the Earth -- The Industrial Heritage of Jasper County featuring the lead and zinc mines along with its limestone quarries (MDHI site version Riches from the Earth or full exhibit version).

Powers Museum Digital Archive & Artifact Collection featuring selected examples from Powers-Winchester Estate Founding Collection as well as selected donations given during almost three decades of operation.

LOOKING AHEAD - 2016 & Beyond

2016 Female Fashions & Fashion Accessories (in main gallery all year), Jefferson Highway (May & summer) and Maple Leaf Festival 50th Anniversary (Sept. & Oct.).

2017 Nov. to Dec.  "House and Home" NEH on the Road traveling exhibit.

2018-19 (tentative; exact dates not final yet): "World War One Homefront in Carthage" featuring the archival holdings of the Museum including the family letter collection between Capt. Everett Powers, Mrs. Marian Wright Powers and daughter Miss Marian Louisa Powers (age 12-13).

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Image at top of page:  Jasper County Courthouse as photographed and copyrighted by Michele Newton Hansford.  Used with permission.


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