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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Guide By Cell- Glenmont

Glenmont

Glenmont

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1. Welcome to Glenmont! Listen

 
Llewellyn Park Entrance

Llewellyn Park Entrance

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2. What is Llewellyn Park? Listen

 
Estate Staff Panel

Glenmont Staff Wayside Panel

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3. A 29 room house, 13.5 acres, stable, barn, and greenhouse - How did Mina take care of it all? Listen

 
Pump and Hose House

Pump and Hose House

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4. What was Mina afraid of during World War II? Listen

 
Glenmont Backyard

Glenmont Backyard

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5. What was the event that almost created a scandal in the Edison family? Listen

 
The Edison Gravesite

Thomas and Mina Edison's Gravesite

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6. Where were Thomas and Mina originally buried? Listen

 
Glenmont Birdhouse

Birdhouse Outside of the Conservatory

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7. Who were the most pampered guests at Glenmont? Listen

 
Marion Edison

Marion Edison

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8. What were the nicknames for Thomas Edison's first two children? Listen

 
Edison's Home, Glenmont

Glenmont

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9. Why did Edison need such a big house? Listen

 
Glenmont, Conservatory Side

Glenmont, Side View

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10. Who was Glenmont built for? Listen

 
Glenmont, Front Door

Glenmont, Front Entrance

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11. Do you know the Architect of Glenmont? Listen

 
Glenmont, Queen Ann Style

Glenmont: Spindled, Asymmetrical, Lavishly Decorated, and other Queen Anne qualities

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12. Why Does Glenmont look like a giant ginger-bread house? Listen

 
The Skating Pond

The Skating Pond

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13. Why did Mina Edison complain about the skating pond? Listen

 
Endives

Endives

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14. What vegetable did the Edison staff attempt to grow all winter? Listen

 
Edison and One of His Cars

Edison Next to One of His Cars

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15. What did Edison like to do for relaxation? Listen

 
The Greenhouse Side of the Potting Shed

The Greenhouse and Potting Shed

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16. Was Glenmont actually a farm? Listen

 
The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed

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17. What is a Potting Shed? Listen

 
The Garden Area

The Garden Area

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18. What famous person is associated with the garden area? Listen

 
Charles Edison

Charles Edison

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19. Why did Thomas Edison's son, Charles, get in trouble? Listen

 
NPS Badge

NPS Badge

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20. So how did the National Park Service get Glenmont? Listen

 
Junior Ranger Program

Thomas Edison NHP Jr. Ranger Badge

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21. What else can I do when I visit Glenmont? Listen

 

Did You Know?

megalethoscope

Did you know before Edison invented the phonograph people entertained themselves with a device called the megalethoscope. This device was used to view photographs through a large lens, which creates an optical illusion to create dramatic visual effects.