Hearthstone Historic House Museum

APPLETON'S EARLY ELECTRICAL HISTORY

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Appleton Antique Show & Sale, April 14-15 CANCELLED
Get caught in the current, April 5

Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Thurs., Fri., Sat.: First tour begins at 10 am

Sunday: First tour begins at 1 pm


Last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. each day

On the days the Appleton Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Hearthstone will also be closed.

Hearthstone is closed Easter, July 4th, Thanks-
giving, 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



Hearthstone is CLOSED today, Sunday, April 15

The Antique Show & Sale at the Tri-County Ice Arena is cancelled



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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920-730-8204 (phone)

920-730-8266 (fax)

info@hearthstonemuseum.org

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

P.O.Box 1777

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI 54912-1777

 

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