• Heavy Machine Shop

    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Event Details

  • 06/07/2014

    Location: Laboratory Complex and Glenmont | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Fee Information: Fee Free Day Contact Name: Karen Sloat-Olsen Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 973-736-0550 ext. 17

Join West Orange as it celebrates New Jersey's 350th at Edison Day. This year the park has joined with many of its West Orange partners to bring you the largest Edison Day EVER!

There will be a street fair, town picnic, stage with live entertainment and the park has many special programs throughout the day. Take a look at the highlights below. Or plan your day on the Edison Day page.

Here are just a few of the events:

American Chemical Society

Did you know that young Edison began experiments with a chemistry set at age 10? By the time he turned 18, Edison was already on his way to inventing some of history's most iconic inventions: the phonograph, light bulb, and rechargeable batteries. Come learn about the role of chemistry in Edison's inventions with posters and demonstrations presented by young scientists and inventors from area high schools. Activities sponsored by the American Chemical Society North Jersey Section.

New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum

What do Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Thomas Edison all have in common? They are all from New Jersey and they are all members of the NJ Hall of Fame. Take some time and find out about other members of the hall of fame.


Dream Rocket Project

Be one of the first to see the new art exhibition. Submissions are from around the US and all are completed on 2x2 cloth squares. Each square is the artist's interpretation of Innovation – Edison and Beyond. Which is your favorite artwork?

Edison and West Orange

Take a look at documents and photos that highlight the history of West Orange. Meet the archivists and town historian.

Wax Cylinder Recording

Stop in the building - watch and listen as these New Jersey musicians record on 100 year old phonographs. You decide if it sounds like your MP3 music today.

Bob DeVos, Jazz guitar
Larry Fast/Synergy, Synthesizer
Jenny and the Felines, Rock trio
Demolition String Band, American roots music

NJ Electric Auto Association

Get to meet and talk to real-world owners of electric cars - get the low-down without the media hype. Meet owners of Tesla, Nissan, Ford, Toyota, Honda and more. Find out what it's really like to drive electric. The Electric Cars will all parade in at 11am and then parade out at 4pm. Will be around the Glenmont Garage all day.