Hearthstone Historic House Museum

APPLETON'S EARLY ELECTRICAL HISTORY

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Hearthstone will re-open on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m

Mystery at the Mansion, February 12, 13, 19, 20

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

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.

General Admission

Adults: $8.00

Children (ages 5-17): $5.00

Children under 5: Free

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


We will be closed through February and will reopen on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

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920-730-8204 (phone)

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hearthstonemuseum@att.net

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI

54911

920-730-8204

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