to Mar 1

Call for Artifacts and Photographs

Did you grow up in Carthage before 1980?

Share your memories with your community through the Powers Museum!

Our 2020 exhibit “Growing Up in Carthage” will feature local memories. Send an item or a photo with a short story about a memory of you growing up in Carthage. We will be focusing on age groups between elementary and high school from 1910 to 1980.

Support this exhibit by loaning items or photographs from your past to share with your community!

Email the museum at powersmuseum@att.net to send us photographs or to arrange a date to drop off your items.

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12:00 PM12:00

World War I Exhibit Closing

The Powers Museum will be closing for the 2019 season. The final day to see the World War I exhibit that is on display will be October 26th. To celebrate, the Powers Museum will have a Half Track parked in the front of our lot and the VFW will be performing a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Come visit us to commemorate the closing of a wonderful display! We hope to see you there!

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5:00 PM17:00

Silent Auction Art Gala

The end of the 2019 season marks 32 years that the Powers Museum has proudly preserved, collected, and shared the history of Carthage, but it needs your help to continue in this valuable mission for years to come. The Powers Museum is hosting a fundraiser in the Hansford Gallery of the Museum the evening of November 23 from 5pm to 8pm. With the support of local artists, we will be having a Silent Auction of various forms of artwork. We will be serving hors d’oeuvres and providing light refreshments accompanied by music for the duration of the evening.

Tickets purchased prior to the event will be $10

Tickets purchased at the door will be $12

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12:00 PM12:00

Harry S Truman in World War I

Join us on Sunday July 28 when museum board member Kavan Stull will portray Harry Truman as he remembers his World War I service. This program is based on an event that happened late in Truman’s life and Stull will be dressed in uniform and have some additional artifacts on display. Program begins at 2pm and is free to the public. The Powers Museum will observe a special Sunday opening on the 28th from noon to 5pm.

Admission by donation

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to Mar 29

Call for Artifacts & Photographs

The museum is searching for members of the community with photos or artifacts for this year's exhibit celebrating the centennial of World War 1. The items will be on display in the museum from April 6th until the end of the public season. All items to be considered must be delivered to the museum by March 29th during museum working hours of Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. For the World War 1 exhibit, the museum is looking for items relating to military service, volunteer corps, or items from the home front or family experience from the years 1917 and 1918. Examples of these include: soldier portraits, Army nurse uniform, Red Cross memorabilia, Big Smith Army jackets, or the Jasper County "Red Cross" quilt, patriotic posters, service souvenirs, etc. The museum asks that people call the museum at 237-0456 or email at powersmuseum@att.net to make an initial inquiry or send photos before coming to the museum. Arrangements may be possible for Saturday appointments.

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