Powers Museum is looking for old photos, postcards, advertising items and other items of Carthage interest for a special display at the museum through the Maple Leaf Festival.

Powers Museum is looking for old photos, postcards, advertising items and other items of Carthage interest for a special display at the museum through the Maple Leaf Festival.
The program is titled “Share your Carthage memorabilia with Carthage.”
The display will open with at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22.
Powers Museum says it is looking for “old photos, postcards, advertising items, event and school souvenirs or other Carthage items if interest.”
Prizes will be awarded for the oldest item, oldest photo, previously unknown post card, smallest advertising piece, and maybe largest advertising piece if applicable and able to be displayed at the museum, oldest 'ward schools' item and other categories at the judges' discretion.
The museum asks that people call the museum at 237-0456 or email at powersmuseum@att.net to make an initial inquiry or send the photo.
All items to be considered must be delivered to the museum between June 29 and July 15 during regular museum hours, Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
The items will be on display at the museum through the Maple Leaf Festival and be available for pickup October 26, 27, 28 or 31.
The display is part of Powers Museum's summer-long celebration of Carthage's 175th birthday.  
The city was founded on a hill overlooking the Spring River on March 28, 1842 when Jasper County leaders designated the spot as the county seat and named it, likely for the ancient city in North Africa that was destroyed in 146 BC at the hands of the Romans.
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