Hearthstone Historic House Museum
APPLETON'S EARLY ELECTRICAL HISTORY
Hearthstone in the News!
Another volunteer information meeting,
Mrs. Rogers gave a tea! Let's see who attended
Light Up the Fox Bike Ride
On the days the Appleton Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Hearthstone will also be closed
Thursday — Friday: First tour begins at 10:00 am
Saturday: First tour begins at 11:00 am
Sunday: First tour begins at 1:00 pm
Tours are conducted every half hour with the last tour of the day beginning at 3:30.
Evening tours are available during Haunted Hearthstone and Victorian Christmas or by appointment. Hearthstone is closed Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The country's first hydroelectric central power station using the Edison system began its operation September 30, 1882. The generator was situated in the beater room of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company. The three buildings that were lighted on that historic occasion were the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company owned by John Van Nortwick and run by Henry J. Rogers who owned the home on the bluff above, now known as Hearthstone, and Kimberly & Clark's Vulcan Paper Mill located nearby.
Only one other Edison central station existed in the nation. Thomas Edison's steam powered Pearl Street Station in New York City began its operation September 4, 1882. It lit several businesses in the Wall Street area. Read more
Two wonderful families from Faith Lutheran Church came to Hearthstone Saturday, May 4, to help do some spring cleaning, including washing many windows inside and out. They were participants in Faith's Impact Weekend and were part of the hundreds of volunteers from Faith who help many people and organizations whatever their needs. Anyone wishing to have this much fun (!) volunteering at Hearthstone can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (920) 730-8204. What a great way to spend a beautiful spring day!