Main St. will be closed Sunday, March 16th from 11:00am till 2:30pm approximately, for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Please use detours and park along side roads (Lakeside Ave) to visit during that time.
Special programs in March:
Sunday, March 16th at 12:15 p.m.
West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Thomas Edison’s 1922 Model T will be part of the 63rd West Orange Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will commence at Town Hall, 66 Main Street at 12:15 p.m. and proceed on Main Street to the Our Lady of Lourdes area. Stop by and visit the laboratory complex after the parade.
Monday, March 24th at 4:30 p.m. at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
"Method in His Madness: Nikola Tesla and Disruptive Technologies"
W. Bernard Carlson, professor of science, technology, and society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of history at the University of Virginia will talk at 4:30 p.m. in the Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library 4th floor, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. He has written extensively on major American inventors such as Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. His books include “Technology in World History,” “Innovation as a Social Process: Elihu Thomson and the Rise of General Electric, 1870 – 1900,” and “Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age.”
Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mark Twain Museum Center, Hartford, CT
TESLA & EDISON
Join us for what should be an electrifying conversation between two biographers: W. Bernard Carlson, author of TESLA: INVENTOR OF THE ELECTRICAL AGE, and Leonard DeGraaf, author of EDISON AND THE RISE OF INNOVATION. Both men made significant contributions to the creation of our modern age and their relationship remains mired in controversy. These two scholars will help separate the truth from the myth and illuminate these two Gilded Age giants. Followed by book sale and signing. The Mark Twain Museum Center is located at 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT. www.marktwainhouse.org
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Did You Know?
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.