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!

Feel free to stop by the Powers Museum Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm to drop off our items or photos or call us for more information.

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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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