Come experience a piece of carthage history!

The Powers Museum proudly serves the citizens of Carthage by displaying its history and preserving the collection of the Powers family. Located on Route 66, the museum sits on a path that was once part of the Jefferson Highway (c.1915 - 1926) and later became US Highway 71. The intersection of US Highways 66 and 71 became known as "The Crossroads of America."

Museum Hours

The museum is currently closed for the season and will reopen to the public on March 29, 2017.

The Hansford Gallery, archives, and library are available by appoint. Contact us for more details.


Admission is free, but a donation is greatly appreciated. The Powers Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is overseen by an all volunteer Board of Directors. The museum relies on volunteers to greet guests and take them through the gallery. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated and ensures that the Powers Museum can continue to offer unique exhibits displaying our local history.


The Powers Museum is located on Route 66 off I-49 in Carthage, Missouri. The following address should be used for GPS directions only (all mail should be forwarded to the PO Box listed on our Contact page):


1617 Oak Street
Carthage, Missouri 64836