At the Falls on the Colorado Museum, visitors can experience local history through the current exhibit, "Kitchen without Power". Soon after its founding, Marble Falls obtained limited electrical power via the falls and power house built to take advantage of the leverage of the water. However, this power didn't extend beyond the town itself and there was no rural electrical power until Buchanan and Mansfield Dams were completed in 1937 and 1941 repectively. The electrical grid would extend from those dams and began reaching rural areas as soon as the distribution structures could be constructed. That process was abruptly halted by World War II and some remote areas of Central Texas would not be hooked up until the early 1950s.