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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey



Special programs in October:

Saturday October 25, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Friends of Thomas Edison NHP present the First Annual Muckers' "Ball"

Enjoy local food and drink with vintage music under a tent at the Edison laboratory complex. The event will offer casual fun and camaraderie at the very place Edison and his muckers worked…and ate!The main laboratory building will be open for special evening tours from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information and to order tickets visit www.foedison.orgor call 973-736-2916 by October 17th.

Thursday October 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Demolition String Duo to Record on Wax Cylinder

The Demolition String Duo featuring Elena Skye and Boo Reiners will record onto wax cylinders in the same way it was done in Edison's time over a century ago. The method of capturing sound is non-electric. Like the artists who recorded for Edison during the 1890s, the Demolition String Duo will play in front of a large horn that will serve as their microphone.

With a shared passion for country, rock 'n roll, bluegrass and mountain music, Elena Skye and Boo Reiners lead New York City's "Demolition String Band". They are currently celebrating the release of their recording of the Woody Guthrie song "Go Coney Island, Roll on the Sand" on the audio book "My Name is New York, Ramblin' Around Woody Guthrie's Town".This new audio book is a collection of Guthrie's New York City-inspired stories and music, produced and narrated by daughter Nora Guthrie. The Demolition String Duo can be contacted via email at elenaskye11@gmail.com.Their website address is www.demolitionstringband.com.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 973-736-0550, ext.89.


Did You Know?

Building 11 reconstructed in the laboratory courtyard.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park has one of the most traveled buildings in the Park Service. Building #11 was shipped to the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, MI in 1940 at the request of Henry Ford. No longer needed, it was shipped back to the park in 2003. - In all, it traveled 1200 miles.