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“Ask the Curator”

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On April 2nd

• Wednesdays – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring in related items for examination:

  • Edison at Navy YardApril 6 – How did Edison contribute to the war effort? On this day in 1917, the United States entered the “great war.” Did you know that Edison contributed to military preparedness and morale in a variety of ways?
  • April 13 – Who was Clara Bryant Ford? Henry and Clara Ford were married on her birthday April 11, 1888. To mark Clara’s 150th birthday, enjoy a special question and answer session with Clara Ford (Clara Schmidt) and Registrar Matt Andres.
  • April 20 – How do you check the oil on a Model T? Learn the nuts and bolts of operating an antique Ford automobile. Automotive Curator James Moss will answer visitor questions and start a 1923 Model T.
  • April 27 – What is the connection between Thomas Edison and General Electric? Explore the formation of Edison General Electric Co. (incorporated April 24, 1889) and the formation of General Electric Co. (April 15, 1892) with Assistant Curator Brent Newman.

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

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