Hearthstone Historic House Museum

APPLETON'S EARLY ELECTRICAL HISTORY

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Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Thursday — Friday — Saturday: First tour begins at 10 am

Sunday: First tour begins at 1 pm






Tours are conducted every half hour with the last tour of the day beginning at 3:30 pm

Hearthstone is closed Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

General Admission (Members and Children under 5 free)

Adults: $8.00

Children (ages 5-17): $5.00



Volunteer Outing


On Wednesday, June 21,2017 our volunteers went on a well-deserved adventure: a tour of Hazelwood Historic House Museum and cruise on the Fox River on the River Tyme out of De Pere.

Arriving at Hazelwood

An introduction to Hazelwood

Something fascinating is being said

Getting a little bit of history

Admiring the decorative arts

Learning about the bedroom

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Beautiful light fixture

Our Fox River tour guide, the fabulous Christine Williams

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Waiting to shove off

We're on our way!

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Crusing on the beautiful Fox

And more cruising

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Lunching in style

Ann and Kris Sager are having a great time

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The whole crew

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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


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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

P.O.Box 1777

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI 54912-1777

 

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