Hearthstone Historic House Museum

APPLETON'S EARLY ELECTRICAL HISTORY

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Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Thursday — Friday: First tour begins at 10 am

Saturday: First tour begins at 11 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

Adults: $8.00

Children (ages 5-17): $5.00

Children under 5: Free


Would you like to work for Hearthstone?

We are looking for an amazing Development Director to help us fulfill our mission to restore and preserve this Appleton historic Victorian-era landmark for the purpose of educating the public about the history of Hearthstone and early electricity. This part-time position has been funded for two years by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.

Click on the above link for the job description and application process.



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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Contact Us:

920-730-8204 (phone)

920-730-8266 (fax)

hearthstonemuseum@att.net

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

P.O.Box 1777

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI 54912-1777

 

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