Hearthstone Historic House Museum, Appleton

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The Hearthstone Historic House Museum is a historic home in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States that has been converted into a museum. On September 30, 1882, it became the first residence in the US powered by a centrally located hydroelectric station using the Edison system. At that time, the house was the residence of Henry James Rogers, a paper company executive and entrepreneur. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1974. The house was previously known as the Henry J. Rogers House.
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  • This is a very informative museum to visit. Lots of history. Interactive activity for the kids. Absolutely a place well worth visiting. 
    This is a very informative museum to visit. Lots of history. Interactive activity for the kids. Absolutely a place well worth visiting.  more »
  • We had a wonderful time touring this well maintained historic home. It is full of excellent examples of early home design as well as being the first home in the US to be lighted by electricity. 
    We had a wonderful time touring this well maintained historic home. It is full of excellent examples of early home design as well as being the first home in the US to be lighted by electricity.  more »
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  • What a great tour! My boyfriend and I loved it! The tour guide truly knew the place, as we asked some obscure questions and she knew the answer to nearly all of them!
  • We had an amazing time at the murder mystery event! The staff was excellent! The participants played their parts beautifully! Heavy horsd'oeuvrs and wine, soft drinks included. Was a great evening! Well done!!

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