Get electrified by the fourth annual Muckers Ball

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Friends of Edison will host its fourth annual Muckers Ball, to raise funds for the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the 211 Main St. The Muckers’ Ball provides an enjoyable evening to celebrate the Muckers who worked with […]

‘The Origins of Sound Recording’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Park Service recently released an online exhibit and videos that share the latest historical research into the beginnings of recorded sound technology. The web presentation, titled “The Origins of Sound Recording,” is available at Recent research calls attention to the work of mid-1800s French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de […]

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its tradition of providing financial support to worthy organizations, the West Orange Rotary Club gifted nearly $20,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations at its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 16. The funds for the awards, ranging in amounts from $350 to $2,500, were raised through the […]

Bulb Beam travels, illuminates history

Display sheds light on West Orange’s history while drawing people into the Main Street corridor

Bulb Beam travels, illuminates history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Visitors to City Workshop Men’s Supply Company will find something unique on display. There, among the racks of clothing, stands a large antique wooden beam with several replicas of historic lightbulbs attached to it. One could categorize the piece as an example of steampunk design, but it is by no means […]

Book signing at Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, June 11, at 2:30 p.m., author David Baron will speak about his new book, “American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.” The program will be held at the Laboratory Complex at the Thomas Edison National Historical […]

‘Summertime Tune Up’ at Edison’s Glenmont garage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Don’t miss your “Summertime Tune Up” with the Thomas Edison National Historical Park and the Friends of Edison. The event will be Thursday, July 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Glenmont in Llewellyn Park, West Orange. Meet new and old friends as you socialize in this historic setting. Enjoy food […]

West Orange celebrates spring with downtown street fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The downtown West Orange street fair returns to West Orange for its 13th year on Saturday, June 3. The street fair will feature more than 100 vendors, including a classic car show, beer and wine garden, food court, street-performer robots, a parachute ride, the Red Bulls soccer team and more. The […]

Tourism to Thomas Edison NHP creates $3.4 million in economic benefit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new National Park Service report shows that 57.7 thousand visitors to Thomas Edison National Historical Park in 2016 spent $3.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 44 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $4.7 million. “Thomas Edison NHP […]

New report shows visitor spending supports 2,368 jobs in New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA — A new National Park Service report shows that nearly five million visitors to national parks in New Jersey spent $160,500,000 in the state in 2016. That spending resulted in 2,368 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $221,900,000. “The national parks of the Garden State attract visitors from across […]