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Technology Tour of Hearthstone and the Vulcan Street Plant

Aug. 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| $15


Hearthstone Historic House Museum
625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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For a decade starting in 1882, Appleton had more electrified buildings than any other city in the world! See how it all started and what made Appleton famous as a place of innovation.

Given by Edison experts Robin & Joan Rolfs, this tour provides an overview of the 140 year old artifacts that still light Hearthstone to this day. They will lead guests through the residence to revel in the beauty of the fixtures that are still-functioning works of art, as well as original wiring and original light switches.

You will then be escorted to the Vulcan Street Power plant which is about a mile away by car. There, Appleton Historical Society staff will demonstrate the plant in operation.