Whether you're a child of the Fifties or just curious about lifestyles from this nostalgic era, The 1950's All-Electric House offers an eye-opening look at the technology of the times. Showcased inside were futuristic gadgetry like a hidden television, electric curtain opener, a garage door opener and "the year 'round air conditioner…known as the heat pump.
Now located within the museum's signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, the all-electric house exemplifieds the 1950s ideals about “modern American family living” and the dream many Americans were seeking in moving to the suburbs. Not all who wanted that lifestyle were welcome however -- economics and discrimination prevented some people from realizing this vision of the American Dream. A mere forty years after it was built, it became an integral exhibit within the museum to better understand race and class in America. Step inside to discover this "house of the future!”
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