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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Park Newsletter

Several times a year, Thomas Edison National Historical Park puts out a park newsletter. It includes things happening in the park, upcoming special events, and even a section on park employees. The newsletters are available here in PDF format. Just click on date you wish to read. Enjoy!
 

Did You Know?

The talking doll that Edison sold had a ceramic head and metal body.

Was Teddy Ruxpin the first talking doll? Think again. Some of the first phonographs that Thomas made were actually talking dolls. The dolls were 18" tall and each had a very small phonograph in its body. The dolls repeated nursery rhymes. You could even buy dolls that spoke different languages.