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Electrifying Minnesota Now on Exibit

Posted on: Dec 13 2018 by admin

“Electrifying Minnesota,” a new traveling exhibit at the RiceCounty Historical Society will open on Thursday, December 13, 2018, and be free and open to the public that day. The exhibit illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for well over100 years.

Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch. Discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Learn what people thought about electricity in the late-19th and early-20th centuries and how we will generate it in years to come. Period silent films, photography and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes our lives as Minnesotans.

This exhibit was created by The Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is on temporary loan through early April 2019, from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota. Rice County Historical Society staff will complement the exhibit with the local history on electrifying Rice County

The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.

The Minnesota History Center is part of the Minnesota Historical Society, a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves, and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing.

The exhibit will remain open through early April 2019, during which regular admission rates will apply.  

For questions or more information, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.