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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.

Your memories are wanted! To contribute information to the "Remembering the Hercules Blast: The "Where We Were" Community Mapping Project," add your memories to the Powers Museum Facebook page. Also, you can email the museum or call the museum during visiting hours (Tues.-Sat. noon to 4 pm, 417-237-0456). It is very important to give your address where you were that day since a mapping project is involved, so include that information in FB posting or email.

July 24th Sunday Program is 2-4 pm. "Remembering the Hercules Blast." Display of artifacts, introduction of map project and repeating media show of Carthage images after the blast. For more information contact museum or click here.


JEFFERSON HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION'S 2016 5th Annual Conference Wrap-Up

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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Read our Friends of Powers Museum Winter 2015-16 newsletter (& other issues).

Browse our Digital Collection. It does not represent everything we own but but we think you might find a few things of interest.

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