• Heavy Machine Shop

    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Park Planning

 

Long Range Interpretive Plan

The Long Range Interpretive Plan defines the overall vision and long-term (5-7 year) interpretive goals of the park. The Long Range Interpretive Plan for Thomas Edison NHP was completed in 2009.

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.