The traveling exhibit, Electrifying Minnesota opens at the Lyon County Museum, 301 West Lyon Street, Marshall on September 2. The exhibit is on view until January 13. Electrifying Minnesota illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for well over 100 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 Historical Society. 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.