Edison NHP increases access to Glenmont grounds

Edison NHP increases access to Glenmont grounds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Thomas Edison National Historical Park has increased access at the park. The National Park Service is working servicewide with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Thomas Edison NHP increases access

Thomas Edison NHP increases access

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Thomas Edison National Historical Park has increased access at the park. The National Park Service is working servicewide with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic […]

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earth Hour isn’t happening until March 28, but West Orange kicked it off two weeks early at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, with West Orange High School and Liberty Middle School students showing off their environmentally friendly projects on March 11. The presentations were held in advance of Earth Hour, […]

Thomas Edison NHP modifies operations to implement latest health guidance

Thomas Edison NHP modifies operations to implement latest health guidance

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison National Historical Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. The park is now closed until further notice. While the park is closed, visitors can still enjoy […]

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In preparation for Earth Hour, the West Orange Environmental Commission will hold a kick-off event on Wednesday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Earth Hour is an annual event from the World Wildlife Federation in which communities around the […]

Edison Book Club to discuss the inventor and deafness

Edison Book Club to discuss the inventor and deafness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m., Mara Mills, associate professor of media, culture and communications at New York University, will present a program on deafness and Edison’s development of early 20th-century hearing aid technology at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Mills, who has researched […]

Thomas Edison and the literary imagination

Thomas Edison and the literary imagination

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From “The Future Eve,” an 1885 French science fiction novel, to the recent motion picture “The Current War,” the life and work of Thomas Edison has inspired the imagination and creativity of novelists, playwrights and filmmakers. In a program that evokes this tradition, award-winning playwright Ben Clawson will discuss his own […]

‘Lost and Found: Edison’s 1913 Kinetophone Films’

‘Lost and Found: Edison’s 1913 Kinetophone Films’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison National Historical Park will host two programs on Edison and the development of motion pictures this weekend.  On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m., Library of Congress Nitrate Film Vault manager George Willeman will present a program on the digital restoration of eight surviving Edison kinetophone films. Produced in […]

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., West Orange Public Library will host a lecture about Thomas Edison, who invented — among many other items — Christmas lights in the 1880s. Lecturer Mike Brick will go into detail about how Christmas lights came into being and about the first-ever Christmas lights, […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

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