Muckers’ Ball ‘dances through the decades’

Annual event celebrates Edison’s workers while supporting the national historical park financially

Muckers’ Ball ‘dances through the decades’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents time-traveled from the 1890s all the way through present day at the fifth annual Muckers’ Ball at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Oct. 6, in an evening that celebrated Edison’s researchers while raising funds for the park. Hosted by the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the theme […]

32 become U.S. citizens at Edison NHP

In naturalization ceremony in West Orange, individuals from 23 countries gather as new Americans

32 become U.S. citizens at Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thirty-two people became United States citizens when they took the oath of allegiance at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Sept. 27, marking the first time a naturalization ceremony has been held at the park. The ceremony celebrated people who had come to the United States from 23 different countries and […]

Small robot paints murals in downtown WO

New art graces 2 walls in W. Orange’s business district, designed by a resident and applied by a bot

Small robot paints murals in downtown WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents heading toward Washington Street on Main Street might notice a little more color on two buildings now that murals are a part of the scenery. One, on the side of Prime Jewelry & Electronics, displays a 40-foot-tall portrait of Thomas Edison with the quote: “What you are will show in […]

Free fall family fun day at Edison NHP

Free fall family fun day at Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison National Historical Park will be joining national park sites around the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day with a fee-free day on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Laboratory Complex at 211 Main St. in West Orange will be open with regular programs beginning at 10 a.m. Special fall family […]

Muckers’ Ball returns for 5th year

Muckers’ Ball returns for 5th year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park will hold its fifth annual Muckers Ball at the park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. The Muckers’ Ball provides the unique opportunity to enjoy Thomas Edison National Historical Park via an enjoyable evening […]

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

Annual Community Service Awards given to 22 organizations that work to help those in need

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted residents and community organizations at Mayfair Farms for its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on June 8, awarding $18,700 to 22 local and national nonprofit groups. The funds for the awards were raised during events held throughout the year, and go toward supporting organizations that […]

Annual Street Fair draws large crowds

Annual Street Fair draws large crowds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents flocked downtown Saturday, June 2, for the annual Street Fair, which featured a classic car and motorcycle show, booths manned by local businesses and food vendors, hosted for a fourth year by the Downtown West Orange Alliance. Held on Main Street between Babcock Place and Charles Street, the street fair […]

The Mews entices longtime West Orange resident

The Mews entices longtime West Orange resident

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexander Howze, a longtime resident of West Orange and the surrounding area, has watched the industrial-to-residential redevelopment of the historic Edison Factory from the very start. Now, as one of the first residents of The Mews at Edison Lofts, Howze is looking forward to participating in the final stages of the […]

Friends of Edison Springtime Tune-Up

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park will host the 2018 Springtime Tune-Up on Thursday, May 10, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Glenmont garage in Llewellyn Park in West Orange. Welcome spring by mingling with new and old friends; learning more about Thomas Edison; savoring hors d’oeuvres; sipping beer, […]

Mdou Moctar to record at the Edison Laboratory

WEST ORANGE, NJ – On Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m., Thomas Edison National Historical Park welcomes guitarist Mdou Moctar and his band from Agadez, Niger; Mdou Moctar will make sound recordings at Edison’s West Orange Laboratory using a 1909 wax cylinder phonograph. Internet users can watch live streaming video of the recording session via […]

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