Hearthstone Historic House Museum

APPLETON'S EARLY ELECTRICAL HISTORY

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Events Calendar

Hearthstone will be closed Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 through Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015
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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


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.
Adults $7
Seniors/AAA $6
Children 5-17 $4
Children with AAA adult $3.50
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


Join Our Friends from Light Up the Fox


Shed some light on the darkest day of the year during Light Up The Fox Opening Ceremony! You are warmly invited to join Light Up the Fox on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at Atlas Mill, 425 W. Water St., for a candlelight walk and first lighting of this season’s LED light display, celebrating the lights and history along the Fox River in Appleton.

We Are Open for Victorian Christmas Traditions!
Hearthstone parlor Christmas

Hearthstone is now completely decorated to celebrate Victorian Christmas Traditions, Nov. 29, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015. See our Events page for a sneak peek.

Daytime tours:
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 Fridays, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Hearthstone is closed on Christmas Day, December 25.


Admission is:
$8 for adults
$7 seniors/AAA
$5 for children 5-17
$4.50 for children 5-17 with AAA adult
children under 5 free

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Contact Us:

920-730-8204 (phone)

920-730-8266 (fax)

hearthstonemuseum@att.net

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI

54911

920-730-8204

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