Hearthstone Historic House Museum
APPLETON'S EARLY ELECTRICAL HISTORY
It's a Musical Victorian Christmas at Hearthstone
Audrey Schneider Memorial Garden
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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
Congratulations to Helen Lotzer for being chosen the grand prize winner in Hearthstone's raffle! Helen and 9 of her friends will be the guests at Hearthstone for an elegant catered dinner for ten.
Winners were drawn for other valuable prizes at the members-only event at Hearthstone on Friday, November 29. Become a member and be included on all the members-only events.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 -
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
Evening tours Fridays, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013
Admission is $7 for adults
$4 for children 5-17
Children under 5 free
Tours begin every half hour with the last tour beginning at 8:00 each night.
Make Hearthstone part of your holiday tradition with a visit to the historic house featuring more than a dozen trees decorated in a musical style. Experience the magic of a musical Victorian Christmas with live entertainment during the evening tours.
The Audrey Schneider Memorial Garden is coming along beautifully. As you can see, most of the plantings are in and the bench has arrived.
You may still make a donation to this project. Help beautify Hearthstone grounds and pay tribute to Mrs. Schneider. Go to the Audrey Schneider Memorial Garden page to donate.