Visit the Evert J. Richie Tri-State Mineral Museum Mining and The Dorothy B Hoover Historical Museum.
Zinc and lead was a big part in the development of this area. The Dorothy B. Hoover Historical Museum will take you back to the beginning of Joplin and Route 66.
Experience the "Battle of Carthage" through the 7'x15' inspirational mural painted by local artist Andy Thomas. The museum also displays authentic artifacts and specific details of the Civil War fought in Carthage. Open all year Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.