Thomas Edison and His Rivals: Bringing Electricity to America

Event at Museum of American Heritage

Time Price
Every day, -
11am - 4pm

Come see the newest exhibit at the Museum of American Heritage!
Explore the world of Thomas Edison and his rivals in their race to invent America!

The Museum of American Heritage will display unique electrical artifacts in a new exhibit called Thomas Edison and His Rivals: Bringing Electricity to America. The exhibit opens on September 22, 2016 and will run through February 18, 2017.

Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries between Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla as they raced to bring life changing inventions and electricity to the American public.
The exhibit features a vast collection of artifacts that Edison and Westinghouse created. From toasters and waffle irons to voltmeters and light bulbs, this exhibition is one of our most varied in nature due to Edison’s many inventions.
Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Contrast Edison and Westinghouse artifacts and explore the vast array of artifacts from the MOAH collection.

The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is a nonprofit association which celebrates the rich history of technological innovation from 1750 to 1950. MOAH maintains a diverse collection of over 6,000 electrical and mechanical artifacts.

Admission is free!

The Museum of American Heritage is located at 351 Homer Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, California.
The museum is open Friday through Sunday, 11AM to 4PM.
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Day.
For more information, call 650.321.1004 or visit

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