Student Tours are welcomed at the museum during our regular season, and special interest activities can be arranged with advance notice so that regardless of the annual exhibit theme, your visit can be made to relate to your curriculum. "History hunt" games, videos, coloring sheets and other hands-on activities are usually part of every exhibit. Reservations are required.

History Field Days for entire grades or combination of grades can be arranged and include additional indoor and outdoor activities relating to history or nature beyond the main gallery exhibit experience. Since local performers and/or nearby historical site staff persons assist us, these events need to be scheduled at the start of the semester so they can be properly organized. If you wish further information on a History Field Day, please contact the museum.

Looking for biographical resources for "Famous Missourians in History" projects?

Famous Carthaginians: Carthage Hall of Heroes

For more Famous Missourians see State Historical Society of Missouri's "Famous Missourians" Resource Guide for Teachers and Students

Books & Vertical Files on "Famous Carthaginians" available for consultation at the Powers Museum include:

  • Emily Newell Blair
  • Marlin Perkins
  • Harlow Shapley
  • Leigh Mitchell Hodges
  • James Scott
  • Belle Starr
  • J P Leggett
  • C B Platt
  • James Clarkson
  • Emma Knell
  • Ella Harrison
  • Marian Wright Powers
  • Judge Joseph Perkins

The museum's staff can make other suggestions. Contact us for more information about your student project. We also have files on some other "famous" folks with ties to Missouri.

In School Programs

As allowed by the museum personnel schedules, school presentations can be made in Carthage but must be arranged at least one month in advance of the event. Among programs presented in the past: demonstrations and hands-on activities on historic Valentines and Christmas tree decorations, Victorian life, fashions, and quilts.

National History Day

The Powers Museum welcomes the opportunity to assist students and teachers with National History Day projects including the suggestion of annual theme topics that might be applicable to museum collections/archives or other local history events. Teachers and students may visit the Library and Archives pages for further information on research resources.