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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: Edison's Fire Companies and the Great Fire of 1914

August 08, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

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.

 

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.

 

Did You Know?

Photograph of Thomas Edison at the age of fourteen years.

There is a rumor that Edison was actually born in Mexico, based on his middle name Alva. However, Alva was the name of a family friend, Captain Bradley. When he was young, Edison's nickname was "Al," from his middle name Alva.