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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 CLOSED FOR 2015 SEASON. For business appointments, call 417-237-0456 or email, one week in advance (subject to confirmation).
November 13 1:30 pm Local/Regional History Research Mini-Workshop featuring 4 speakers including Erin Smithers, State Historical Society of Missouri, Springfield Research Center at MSU. Free admission, but reservations are suggested to reserve seats since seating is limited. Target audience: individual researchers & area historical/cultural heritage organization volunteers/staff/board members.
November 14 Annual Santa Surplus & Rummage Sale Fundraiser, 10 am to 3 pm, SATURDAY ONLY this year. Watch for more information here or on our Facebook page (Powers Museum of Carthage). NO EXHIBIT WILL BE ON VIEW DURING SALE.
Museum/Archives Research Access in November & December 2015 is very limited due to special work projects. NO walk-in use of facilities allowed without advance appointment confirmed by museum.
National History Day Students can email museum for research advice and assistance then on-site appointments will be worked out based on staff/volunteer availability. Other students should state nature of their research project and use email to make initial contact with museum staff/volunteers.
General Archives/Research Access Rules:
Use of any research materials stored on-site or off-site requires advance appointment and payment of research fee. Only a few items housed in the meeting room are available for free walk-in, self-directed use during normal hours during public season of operation (late March through October).
Also, on-site personnel will not be able to assist walk-ins with use of accessible materials except to answer a few basic questions and point out suggested resources on library shelves. Researchers who need staff assistance for use of available resources in meeting room/reference library area beyond ten minutes should make a research donation of $5.00 in the museum's donation box.
Anyone desiring access to vertical files, former exhibit materials, 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 your use -- must make advance appointments at least 2-3 weeks in advance of visit and pay a research fee ($15.00) at the time of appointment.
For more information and/or to make appointment, contact museum by phone 417-237-0456. All appointments subject to staff/volunteer availability.
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