Your Fee Dollars at Work

Ranger standing on chair re-installing a newly conserved 48 star flag in the main laboratory entrance hall.
Conservation of this 48 star flag inside Edison's laboratory was completed with your fee dollars.

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How Your Fees Help the Park

The fees you pay when visiting Thomas Edison NHP make a difference. Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, Thomas Edison keeps 100 percent of all fees collected and uses that money to improve visitor services and fund critical deferred maintenance projects.
Rusty metal planter showing a close up of a dragon shaped decorative handle located at Glenmont.
Several outdoor metal objects were conserved recently with your fee dollars.  Seen here is a decorative dragon shaped handle on a planter, which is located at Glenmont, before it was conserved.

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Metal Planter with close up of decorative dragon handle.  This photo shows the planter after conservation work.
This photo shows the decorative dragon handle after being conserved.  Other outdoor metal objects at the both the Laboratory Complex and Glenmont were conserved, including two cars from Edison's original electric locomotive.

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Two open metal doors leading to small wooden foyer which also has open doors at main laboratory.
Fee dollars also helped to install automatic door openers on buildings at the Laboratory Complex, as well as install a new public restroom at the Glenmont Potting Shed. In the near future, additional accessible paths around the Glenmont Estate will be created.

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Several pieces of the dark salmon porch railing removed and sitting on the ground.
Using fee dollars, several porches and roofs were repaired at the Glenmont home over the last couple of years.

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Each year new projects are completed using fee dollars. Over the next couple of years fee dollars will enable us to install a universal entrance into the Glenmont Garage, replace the missing historic newel post fixture on the staircase in Edison’s home and restore the interior of the west bedroom in Glenmont just to name a few projects.

Last updated: April 18, 2018

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