Hearthstone Historic House Museum
APPLETON'S EARLY ELECTRICAL HISTORY
Light Up the Fox Bike Ride
Support the Porch!
See Who Was at the Flag Day Parade
Hearthstone in the News!
Another volunteer information meeting,
Mrs. Rogers gave a tea! Let's see who attended Rummage Sale!
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
It's finally happening. After months of planning the porch project has begun. Groundbreaking took place Monday, June 17, 2013. Pictured are Friends of Hearthstone Board members Ed Hilgendorf, Stephen Weis, Steve Jahnke and Board President Stephanie Malaney. Despite appearances to the contrary, they will not be doing the work.
We are asking everyone interested in preserving a part of Appleton's history to Support the Porch, either by making a donation via PayPal or by sending a check to:
625 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
Be sure to say you are supporting the porch. And thank you.