• Heavy Machine Shop

    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 11/09/2014, 11/23/2014

    Location: Laboratory Complex | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM,3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Normal Entry Fee

Learn about invention and the important role Edison played in taking invention from a cottage/hobby activity to a full commercial activity- practiced by all major corporations. Hear Harry Roman as he discusses the major role NJ plays in the national invention scene-and all the great inventions NJ inventors have brought into our world.

Harry, a nationally known inventor, was a critical player in establishing the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame in 1989, and later went on to chair the organization from 1996-2004. The Hall of Fame honored him with an Inventor of the Year award in 2005 for his pioneering work in robotics, and honored him again in 2012 with a special achievement award for his dedication to the organization.