Category Archives: REA Plant and Museum

Original Engineering Firm Provides Speaker

Dean C. Stange, Senior Engineer of the Stanley Group presented a history of rural electrification to society members gathered for the annual meeting on September 11, 2012. I have added a menu item to this site. Click “Rural Electrification” to access Stange’s complete remarks and additional source materials he provided. Stange’s remarks were summarized inContinue Reading

Ideas for 2013 Needed

We are very excited to the celebration of the 75 years for the REA Museum! Would you please comment and let us know what kind of ideas for the celebration you have?Continue Reading

REA Museum Anniversary

In 2013 the REA Museum will celebrate their 75th Anniversary! What kind of events and activities would interest you?Continue Reading

Board Member Got His Start at same time as REA Plant

Thanks to the Hampton Chronicle for these vintage clippings.Continue Reading

Nuggets of History

Excerpt from Nuggets of History by Birdell Paine Butson Franklin County Leads Out …The 4th honor began in 1936.  At that time, most of the farmers did not have electricity.  Cities and towns had electricity, but they were never interested in making the price reasonable for farmers.  So Manning Howell (the county extension agent)  putContinue Reading

History Begins Here

The Museum is open from January 15 through November 15: Monday - Friday, 1 to 4. 

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum is also open Sunday 1 to 4.

We will happily open at other times by appointment. Send an e-mail any time, call during regular museum hours, or during off hours, call Franklin County Tourism at 1 641 456 5668.

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