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Since 1988, the Powers Museum has been serving Carthage, Missouri, as a local history museum with programs and rotating annual exhibits from the post-Civil War period to the 20th century.


Spring  Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 4 pm (through June 9). Currently, access is available to Reference Library, Gift Shop and Tourist Info Center.

Main Gallery exhibit has been delayed again due to circumstances beyond the museum's control but come on out April 19 and get an Easter egg or two. Special posters also being given away, too.

We appreciateyour understanding in this matter. (Access to exhibit gallery during interim period will depend on progress of delayed repairs and exhibit work.)

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NEW! Digital Collection Website Additional items have been added or corrected as of April 8th.

NEW! Carthage 1940-1990 Pictorial Book Books can be purchased at Oldies & Oddities downtown from the museum's selling case as well as at other locations around town. Your purchase helps support the museum and we thank all who have made a purchase!

NEW! Powers Museum Website Search Email anytime if you have questions about website, programs or our collections.


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