Club Meetings & Group Tours at the Powers Museum

Host a Museum Meeting at the Powers Museum

Small clubs are encouraged to meet at the museum in our library/meeting room and tables and chairs for groups up to 24 people can be provided. There is no fee for daytime use of the meeting room during normal public hours but donations are appreciated. Groups wishing to serve food are subject to a $35 fee payable in advance of meeting.

Please contact the museum for fee structure for meetings of longer duration (more than two hours) or held outside normal operational hours. Rental fees start at $50.00.

Reservations are required well in advance and no meetings are allowed from late-December through mid-March.


Looking for a small, intimate recital space? The museum's meeting room is available for such activities and can seat up to 30-35 theater-style. Our historic, 1905 Knabe piano is kept in tune and can be used by students for recitals. Rental fee is $50 (goes to fund tuning of piano on an annual basis) if held during normal public hours; higher fee applies if held during off-hours. For further information, call the museum's director at 417-237-0456.


Organized Group Tours

Small groups (up to 24 in number) are always welcome to visit the museum anytime during public hours. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance of visit so a volunteer can be arranged to assist regular on-site personnel with group.

Small groups who wish to visit after-hours or on non-public days should make reservations at least 3-4 weeks in advance and are subject to a service fee of $2.00 per person for after-hours, non-public day visits.

Large groups (more than 24 whether students or adults) are welcome at the museum, too, but due to the size of our facility, such groups do present some challenges that need to be addressed before visiting. Reservations for large groups are required one month in advance of visit.

For full-sized buses of 40 - 60 passengers, groups must be divided in half for the comfort and pleasure of your clients/students. Depending on the nature of your group and their interests, special presentations (i.e. orientation/historical videos, musical demonstration, or period craft activity) are provided in the meeting room to half the group while the other half is in the main exhibit gallery. After about one half hour, the groups are switched.

If traveling with more than one bus, a special itinerary is set up to rotate buses at various local attractions and/or with the Municipal Park picnic and playground facilities across the street.

Because of the extra programming and/or staff needed for commercial or non-school groups numbering more than 24, there is a service fee of $2 per person payable at time of visit. (Bus drivers and operators/guides are free.)

School Groups are free but reservations are required so we can arrange for additional personnel during your visit.

NO tours are permitted during the annual maintenance/exhibit re-design period from late-November 2014 through late-March 2015.



Image at the top of this page:

Camp and Hospital Committee, Camp Crowder, Neosho, Missouri, 1942. Marian Lousia Powers, as Carthage Red Cross Secretary, is in this photograph (front row, 5th from left).

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