Upcoming Events

  1. From Flame to Fluorescent Museum Exhibit

    Dec 13, 2016 - Jul 31, 2017
  2. Week of the Young Child

    Apr 21 - Apr 28
  3. Native Illinois Plant Sale

    Apr 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Go Fly a Kite

    May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. pizza

    Downtown Wheaton Culinary Walking Tour

    May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Exhibit piece from the "From Flame to Fluorescent" DuPage County Historical Museum exhibit, photographed by Larry Kmiecik, all rights reserved.

© Kmiecik Imagery

From Flame to Fluorescent

Once considered a stolen gift from the gods; fire provided a way to alter the environment, allowing independence from the cycle of light and dark. Largely unchanged in over five thousand years, the rapid technological advances during the Victorian Era spurred the development of the methods and materials to create the first artificial sunshine.

Follow the unique progression from the original flame to the familiar fluorescent light we know today.

 

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