Lecture: Power to the People

Posted Sept. 18, 2012, at 12:05 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

For more information: Elizabeth Nash; 774-1822;

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 pm

Power to the People: The Story of Rural Electrification in America

Speaker: Jane Brox

Join us for a special return engagement by author and Maine resident, Jane Brox, whose presentation last year on her critically-acclaimed book, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, was a crowd pleaser. As part of an ongoing series of talks related to our current museum exhibit Wired: How Electricity Came to Maine, Brox will focus specifically on the topic of rural electrification, the process that brought electricity to America’s countrysides and farm families in the early part of the 20th century. In addition to the extensive research on the topic that she did for Brilliant, Brox brings a personal angle to the subject, based on her trilogy of memoirs about her family’s farm in Massachusetts and the evolution of the American farm in general.