Not so long ago, the average home was a very different place. Candles lit the rooms instead of light bulbs, fires were used to cook things instead of ovens and stoves, and people spent much more time at home with their families. This all changed with industrialization and electrification, when the U.S. began to shift from an agricultural society to an industrial one. After World War Two, the home life we love today began to take shape after farming was mostly centralized in the Midwestern states and New England grew to be more industrialized, but the home life of the past is still intact in this exhibit that showcases what living at home in the past was like.
This is the link to our online guide to the exhibit