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The Wonders of Electricity Exhibition was a demonstration put on by the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) from the mid-1920s to 1950. The show strived to both entertain and educate crowds with electrically-themed experiments. It was featured at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1935 and the Wisconsin Centennial State Fair in 1948, among a multitude of other events and locations around the United States.

This particular collection of items has been displayed with the kind permission of the MSOE Marketing Department. All of the original documents are housed at the MSOE archives in the Walter Schroeder Library. The Wonders of Electricity Digital Library was created by Lindsay Bastian, with digitization help from MSOE archivist, Denise Gergetz. The audio tracks were performed from the original sheet music (theme and first verse by W.F. Hawley; arranged by John D. Bali) by Jonah Felda, using MixCraft 5 software.

Thank you for your interest in ‘The Wonders of Electricity!’

 
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