Electrifying Minnesota

What was life like without electricity? Discover how electrification transformed Minnesota’s cities and farm communities.

  • Try hands-on experiments and learn how to generate electric power.
  • Watch early films that show how people lived without electricity a hundred years ago.
  • Explore dozens of artifacts from the past 125 years that illuminate local history. 
  • Trace the steps of how green and traditional energy sources are turned into electrical energy.