NEW NARI Christmas Party

Our December event will be our 30th annual Christmas Party at Hearthstone Historic House Museum, decorated in Victorian Christmas splendor.

Cost: $25
RSVP Now & Get Your Tickets Online ›
OR, make check payable to Hearthstone and mail to
Tom Weiland
c/o Hearthstone
625 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

Please RSVP by Monday, December 12, at 4 p.m. to allow for accurate food and beverage count.

Parking will be available in Hearthstone parking lot, on State St. or on Front St.

This year, in addition to being able to stroll through the museum in the glow of original Edison & Bergmann electroliers, we’ve added a presentation you won’t want to miss! Interior Design & Edison Experts Rob & Joan Rolfs will be giving a presentation on LIGHTING TRENDS 2023 Hint: They’re similar to Edison & Bergmann’s first electroliers of 1882! Plus, the Rolfs have curated a special exhibit on the very first Christmas lights, which will be on display.



There were only 3 homes in the U.S. that are known to have electric light when Hearthstone’s system was completed on Sept. 30, 1882: the William H. Vanderbilt residence (Jan. 1882), JP Morgan residence (Summer 1882) both in NYC and the John Doan residence (Aug. 1882) in Chicago. Today, only Hearthstone survives. The very first “electroliers,” a term coined by Edison, were designed by Edison & Johann Sigmund Bergmann, a skilled machinist who had a showroom in NYC for these early adopters to “select” the electroliers to be made for their home.

In order to support this local non-profit treasure, any proceeds or amount given after expenses will be donated to Hearthstone for their ongoing restoration efforts.


Dec 14 2022


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm



More Info



Hearthstone Historical House Museum
625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54911


North East Wisconsin NARI Chapter
North East Wisconsin NARI Chapter
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