Hesse under Power
The Electricity Industry from its beginnings until today
Entering the industry hall, visitors are first confronted by some seemingly unspectacular exhibits, such as the light bulb, for instance. What is today such a commonplace item, hardly worthy of notice, was revolutionary in the mid-19th century! The (working) days were longer and the large show windows were ablaze with light, even in the early evenings. Old household appliances like a ball washing machine or a vacuum cleaner tell the story of the triumphant march of electricity into everyday life. The electrified household was a dream for every housewife, promising relief from tedious, time-consuming chores. Consumer or entertainment electronics are likewise represented - what today’s cell phone means for many, was once a radiogram. Television, radio and gramophone - all in one! The exhibition concludes with electricity production and its sustainable use. On a bicycle with a generator, visitors can try producing the amount of energy required to make a piece of toast in the morning. One thing’s for sure. It isn’t easy!
The touring exhibition was conceived by the Freilichtmuseum (Open Air Museum) Hessenpark and the Hessische Wirtschaftsarchiv (Hessen Business Archive), Darmstadt, and from 18th January to 8th April 2018, will be making a stop in the Haus der Stadtgeschichte (House of City History). During the Luminale, the museum will offer two guided tours with the curator in the evening hours.
» More informations www.haus-der-stadtgeschichte.de
Picture: © Norbert Miguletz
Exhibition | Guide
Hesse under Power
18. März 2018, 11:00–20:00 Uhr
20. März 2018, 10:00–17:00 Uhr
21. März 2018, 14:00– 19:00 Uhr / Kuratorenführung um 18:00 Uhr
22. März 2018, 10:00–20:00 Uhr
23. März 2018, 10:00–20:00 Uhr / Kuratorenführung um 19:00 Uhr
Preise: Erwachsene 2,50 Euro, Rentner 2 Euro, Azubis und Menschen mit Behinderung 1,50 Euro
Haus der Stadtgeschichte Offenbach am Main, Herrnstraße 61, 63065 Offenbach am Main
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