Current Exhibit
Explore the world of Thomas Edison and his rivals in their race to invent America.

PALO ALTO, California (September 15, 2017) - 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, 2017 and will run through February 18, 2018.

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 lightbulbs, 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.