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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.

Crafting a New Exhibit: The Reaction to the 1914 Fire

September 09, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

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.

 

Crafting a New Exhibit: High School Interns Begin Work on Fire Exhibit

July 24, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

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.

 

Two Interns Join Curatorial and Interpretation Divisions for Summer 2013

July 18, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

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!

 

Did You Know?

1888s photo of the Black Maria - the world's first motion picture studio.

West Orange, NJ, was the birthplace of motion pictures. In 1893, Thomas Edison built the first building for the recording of motion pictures. It was dubbed THE BLACK MARIA. It got its name because it was large and black and looked like the police wagons of the day, which were called black marias.