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This blog features articles and projects written by the Cultural Resources staff and interns here at Thomas Edison NHP. Unique artifacts and documents, as well as interesting projects, will be featured here.

Visitor Learns More About Grandmother During Park Visit

November 07, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

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.

 

Did You Know?

A large birdfeeder on the lawn of Glenmont just outside the conservatory.

Mina Edison was an avid bird watcher. She had many feeders and birdhouses around the grounds of Glenmont. She even had a heated birdbath. In the winter she flipped a switch in her bedroom that would turn on the birdbath in the yard below her window and it would melt the ice.