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Garland Hall of American History

The U.S. History Hall explores the drastic changes in American society between 1965 and 1914, when in a single lifetime an agrarian society changed into a modern urban culture.  The advances in technology in the field of communication and transportation are demonstrated in the exhibits on inventions; the telegraph, telephone, automobile, electric trolley, airplane, and the improvements in railroads.  The machinery that revolutionized farming, the lumbeer industry, and the rise of the conservation movement are also highlighted.  A platform displays the labor saving devices for the home of the 1890's and early 20th century.