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Annual Exhibit Opening, "Powerful Currents: Hydroelectricity in the San Juans"

Be the first to see the Telluride Historical Museum's new exhibit. Powerful Currents, the Museum's 2013 annual exhibit, is an interactive exhibit exploring the technological innovation behind the development of early hydroelectric projects in the San Juans. The exhibit includes artifacts from Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant which, in 1891, achieved the first long distance commercial transmission of alternating current in the world. A Pelton wheel interactive, made possible by a generous donation from the Telluride Institute, will give visitors a hands-on experience of how water pressure and force is converted into electrical currents. Visitors will be able to make their own electricity at our experiments stations!