Come visit the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, NJ. It will be Edison Day, a day-long celebration of the accomplishments of the world’s iconic inventor/entrepreneur.
See recordings as they were made on Edison phonographs, using the old-style recording cylinders; and learn how this technology developed and matured. See some of the first short motion pictures; and a model of the first motion picture studio-which was solar powered, using sunlight to make the movies.
Step back into the late 1880s as you tour the magnificent Edison Victorian style home (Glenmont); and visit the geothermal heating and cooling system built into the basement of the home in 2005/2006.
See Edison’s antique gasoline and electric vehicles in his nearby historic garage. Learn how Edison was promoting electric vehicles over 100 years ago!
This year there will be a street fair and many special attractions for you and the family to enjoy. If you have kids studying STEM-style programs in school, this is the place for you to learn how Edison’s inventive and creative work fits directly into the way school districts are integrating the subject matter in schools today.