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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.

New Article: The Dickson Experimental Sound Film

June 13, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

Museum curator Jerry Fabris was recently featured in a new article describing preservation of film and the earliest recorded film soundtrack.

 

Early Edison Cylinders Visit Northeast Document Conservation Center

April 23, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

Recently, Jerry Fabris, curator of sound recordings here at TENHP, visited Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusetts where some of the earliest examples of recorded sounded were digitized.

 

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.