• 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?

Fluoroscope

Clarence Madison Dally an employee of Thomas Edison at his West Orange research labs volunteered to work on the newly discovered x-rays. Using a fluoroscope, made of a fluoride gas filled light and two pieces of cardboard to focus the x-rays, Dally would expose himself to high concentrations of radiation eventually leading to radiation poisoning. After Dally’s death when Edison was asked about x-rays he would respond with “Don’t ask me about x-rays. I am afraid of them.”