It's Electrifying!

This exhibit highlights how the distribution of electric power changed lives throughout North Carolina in the early twentieth century. As more homes and communities got power, the demand for electric appliances grew, which manufacturers promised would make housewives' chores easier. The exhibit illustrates this by contrasting pre-electric devices such as waffle irons, toasters, coffeepots, clocks, fans and irons with their electric-powered counterparts.