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“Ask the Curator”

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 30th

• Wednesdays – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to bring in related items for examination:

  • giant birthday cakeFebruary 3 – Edison’s Bright Idea – We all know that Thomas Edison invented the
    light bulb – or did he? Examine Edison’s contributions to the electric lighting industry with a historic reproduction of his first practical incandescent light bulb, an idea that transformed the world.
  • February 10 – Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison! Celebrate Edison’s 169th birthday with archival letters and photographs which document how the great inventor typically spent the day.
  • February 17 – Love Letters from “Dearie” to “Billie” Not generally known as a
    romantic, Thomas Edison’s diary entries and letters to his second wife, Mina, show a little known side to the innovator.
  • TAEModelTFebruary 24 – Henry Ford’s Birthday Gift to Thomas Edison In 1916, Ford
    presented Edison with a 1916 Model T as a birthday gift. Today, this iconic vehicle has become a symbol of the friendship of these two men, as well as of the Festival of Light Parade, of which it was a part of for many years.

Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members Museum and Lab ticket.

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