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“Dawn of a New Era” Celebration of 140 Years of Lighting the World

It is September 30th in 1882. Dusk has just fallen...

A well-known man named Henry Rogers walks out onto the veranda of his newly built home and proclaims to the hundreds of people assembled in and near his front yard that they were “about to witness the dawn of a new era.”

Join us one hundred and forty years to the minute, outside of the newly restored Hearthstone, for a reenactment of this momentous night when the Rogers residence became the first home anywhere in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity with a central Edison system.

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