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Maple Leaf Festival Ends Paying Homage To The Past

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The Maple Leaf Festival in Carthage finished up its last day Sunday with a unique sendoff. The Powers Museum was just one place you could find several events going on.

Along with a quilt show indoors - Columbia Missouri resident professor Farquar performed a medicinal show out on the lawn.

The old fashioned music and magic show was used in the 1800's to persuade the public to purchase products. Organizers say it was a well suited ending for the festival.

"Folks would sell products, but they had to get your attention first. So they gave a performance, doing anything from magic tricks to musical presentations, acrobatic type work, just anything that was period entertainment at the time," said Michele Handford, Director of the Powers Museum.

The Powers Museum will be busy this month preparing for Christmas displays for the holidays. But for now, they remain open during their normal business hours.

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