On display is a farmhouse kitchen from the period just prior to rural electrification of Central Texas.  Using artifacts from the museum’s collection, gifts from individuals, and some items on loan from persons in the community, the exhibit showcases an authentic array of early utensils and equipment needed to run a household before electricity spawned the “push-button world”.

Soon after its founding, Marble Falls was provided with limited electrical power by way of a small powerhouse built to harness the energy of the falls.  It is unfortunate, but this service did not go beyond the town itself so the inhabitants of the surrounding country-side continued to function as they had for centuries without the labor saving devices made available by electricity.

The Kitchen Without Power exhibit opened in September 2007.

Falls on the Colorado Museum

Kitchen Without Power