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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.

Powers Museum is now OPEN in April Thurs. - Sat. 11 am to 4 pm while staff and volunteers install first in a series of new exhibits in the main gallery for program/open house on Sunday April 26. Museum will be open Wed.- Sat. starting May 6th.

Admission is by donation.


Sunday April 26 -- Sunday Open House & Charlynn Hubbard presents program on Postcards As History at 2 pm. She will also bring selected postcard displays from her private collection. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

Saturday May 2 Master Gardener Plant Sale & Powers Museum Rummage Sale, 8 am to 2 pm, rain or shine (museum will close at 3 pm this day).

Sunday May 31 Sunday Open House & Program -- Doug Dickey presents History of Carthage Police Department at 2 pm. His recent book will be available for sale & author will sign books purchased or presented to him after the program.

2015 Schedule

New Research Access Policy as of March 2015:  Use of any research materials stored on site requires advance appointment and payment of research fee. Only a few items housed in the meeting room are available for walk-in, self-directed use during public hours (IF there is no special program scheduled for multi-purpose meeting room/reference library/mini-display room on day of person's unscheduled visit).

Also, on-site personnel will not be able to assist walk-ins in use of accessible materials except to answer a few basic questions and point out suggested resources on library shelves. Staff assistance beyond ten minutes should be willing to make a research donation of $5.00 in the museum's donation box.

Anyone needing access to vertical files, archival collections and/or access to collection artifacts -- all stored in non-public areas and requiring advance preparation to present to researchers and insure a work space is available for use -- must make advance appointments and pay an established research fee at the time of their appointments. For more information contact museum, 417-237-0456.

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