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Cowan Civic Center

Facilities & Functions
The Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center, located at 500 E. Elm Street, is a multipurpose facility which will accommodate: 
  • Conventions 
  • Trade shows 
  • Expositions 
  • Sporting events
  • Weddings
  • Theatrical productions 
  • Business meetings

 The Civic Center features several areas that are available to rent 
for various events. These areas include an Exhibition Hall, Meeting Rooms, a Foyer, and a 675 seat Theater.

Also available for rent but not located at the Civic Center are the Mills Center and Wallace Center. For more info on all of the facilities please see the links below the reservations or booking information.

Operating Hours
 The Cowan Civic Center Administrative Office's operating hours are:
  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to noon & 1 to 5 PM

Reservations or Booking Information
You can get information about rental space at the Cowan Civic Center by calling (417) 532-4642 ext. 2470 or by filling out our Information Request Form.
*Please Note: The calendar below is for all Civic Center events. Availability is subject to change. Even if a date you are interested in booking appears to be unavailable please do not hesitate to call, and we can try to accommodate your event.

The Lebanon Family YMCA

The Lebanon Family YMCA is located at the Cowan Civic Center, but it is managed separately. For more information on them please visit or call (417) 588-1177. The entrance to the YMCA is from the back parking lot of the Civic Center.

The Lebanon Family YMCA's operating hours are:

  • Monday - Friday:  6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


  1. Cowan Civic Center Exhibition Hall

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  2. Cowan Civic Center Meeting Rooms

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  3. Cowan Civic Center Theater

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  4. Lebanon Agricultural Legacy Center

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  5. Mills Center

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  6. Wallace Center

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