December 12, 2013
Thomas Edison NHP is celebrating a "Year of Innovation", using the 350th Anniversary of New Jersey as an opportunity to showcase unique artifacts from the collection. December's featured artifact is an 1878 tinfoil phonograph, on display for the remainder of the month.
November 18, 2013
Thomas Edison NHP is celebrating a "Year of Innovation", using the 350th Anniversary of New Jersey as an opportunity to showcase unique artifacts from the collection. November's featured exhibit highlights Edison's work at Menlo Park.
November 07, 2013
It’s not every day that somebody comes to the park and says that a relative had sung for Edison here at the laboratory. But that’s just what happened to Ranger Carmen Pantaleo recently.
November 06, 2013
The unnamed Edison employee who wrote this lengthy entry, dated May 31, 1916, turned a laboratory notebook upside down and began writing from the end of the volume. The front of the notebook has twenty to thirty pages of drawings of phonograph horns, probably by another hand. The entry is fascinating as it chronicles some of the travels of this self-proclaimed 28-year old bachelor.
October 01, 2013
Thomas Edison NHP is celebrating a "Year of Innovation", using the 350th Anniversary of New Jersey as an opportunity to showcase unique artifacts from the collection. October's featured artifact is Edison's electric pen, now on display for the remainder of the month.
September 28, 2013
In 1914, Thomas Edison instituted a new policy in his West Orange laboratory prohibiting the smoking of cigarettes. This, and comments he shared with his friend Henry Ford, sparked off a public debate over cigarette smoking.
September 14, 2013
On September 18, submit your questions on Twitter to hundreds of museum professionals, including the curatorial staff here at Thomas Edison NHP! Link included in article.
September 09, 2013
In this final installment, Nick and Evan tell some of the more interesting stories from the 1914 fire, including Mina's efforts as well as the reaction from some of Edison's more famous contemporaries.
August 08, 2013
This blog post, written by our two high school interns Nick & Evan, covers the story behind Edison's Fire Companies as well as the sequence of events surrounding the fire here at the complex on December 9, 1914.
August 06, 2013
This post, written by Collections Manager Joan Harris-Rico, features a unique artifact in the museum's collection: a certificate created by Maxfield Parrish and presented to Edison by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation at Monticello.
July 27, 2013
The end of July saw the departure of three historic Edison automobiles for some needed conservation. Thomas Edison's c.1900 Locomobile, 1922 Ford Model T, and Charles Edison's 1932 Brewster are all featured.
July 24, 2013
The first post of a new series, Nick and Evan discuss how their project came into being and what the early processes have been like thus far.
July 18, 2013
This post features two new interns who recently joined the Curatorial and Interpretation Divisions and how they became interested in learning more about Thomas Edison!