‘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, […]

Learn about Edison during World War I

Learn about Edison during World War I

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township historian Joseph Fagan will present “Thomas Edison During World War I” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Everyone is invited to this free event.  This event is part of the “One Book, One Town – West […]

‘Edison’ biography launches at the inventor’s WO labs

‘Edison’ biography launches at the inventor’s WO labs

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To celebrate the publication of “Edison,” the new biography of Thomas A. Edison by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris, Random House will host a book launch reception on Saturday, October 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the park’s laboratory complex. The event is free and open to the general public. […]

Don’t miss the Glenmont Garden Party

Don’t miss the Glenmont Garden Party

WEST ORANGE, NJ — If you love the natural colors of summer and have a curiosity about N.J. legend Thomas Alva Edison, the Glenmont Garden Party is for you. Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park will hold a garden party on the lawn of Glenmont, Edison’s home in Llewellyn Park, 12 Honeysuckle Ave., West […]

Downtown Alliance unveils vintage calendar of Thomas Edison’s inventions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison’s inventions are saluted in a 2019 calendar from the Downtown West Orange Alliance. “The 1935 Vintage Calendar” is comprised of photos drawn from the renowned inventor’s many works. The vintage graphics have been reproduced just as they appeared in 1935, and include the calendar days of that year, which […]