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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Event Details

  • 11/17/2012

    Location: Laboratory Complex Time: 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM Fee Information: Free

During the morning program a range of speakers will discuss various facets of Thomas Edison's life and work in West Orange and the greater impacts it has had and still has today.

Program:

9:00am - 9:10am: Registration

9:10am - 9:15am: Welcome (Superintendent Jill Hawk)

9:15am - 10:00am: Why Edison Matters - A new look at Thomas Edison and how he is still relevant today (Lenny DeGraaf)

10:00am - 10:45am: Edison through the Lens - Building the Edison Brand through Photography (Edward Wirth)

10:45am - 11:00am: Break

11:00am - 11:30am: Taking Care of History - Taking care of the park is more than dusting artifacts, sometimes we even discover new things! (Michelle Ortwein)

11:30am - 12:15pm: 19th Century Origins of Audio - From phonoautograph to telephone to phonograph - how audio began (Jerry Fabris)

12:15pm - 12:45pm: Comparing Notes: A Discussion on Edison - A discussion between the speakers and audience on Thomas Edison (All speakers)