This exhibit explains how farms used wind turbines to produce electricity and the history of rural electric cooperatives. The farmhouse kitchen is open for the public to explore a 1949 kitchen. It also shows how electric washing machines changed how we do laundry. This exhibit teaches the science of electricity with an interactive circuit board and a pedal powered light meter sponsored by Basin Electric, East River Cooperative, Sioux Valley Energy, and H&D Cooperative.
Sioux Valley Energy Concerative
This exhibit was sponsored in part by Coral Bonnemann, a long supporter of the Agricultural Heritage Museum, Basin Electric, East River Cooperative, Sioux Valley Energy, and H&D Cooperative. This exhibit would not have been possible without the private collection of photographs and artifacts from South Dakota Rural Electric Association and William Lee of Colman, South Dakota.