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Thomas Edison National Historical Park Offers Year of Innovation Events in December

By CYNTHIA CUMMING

November 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Thomas Edison National Historical Park is offering some unique and family friendly programs in the month of December.

Holidays at Glenmont – Nov. 29, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014

As part of the Essex County Holiday Homes Tour, Glenmont, Thomas Edison's home in Lllewelyn Park will be open for tours for the public to enjoy.  Glenmont will be decorated as it was when the Edisons resided there. Glenmont.” The home will be decorated much as it was while the Edison family lived there. Favorite musical 

The “Holidays at Glenmont” guided tours will be available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through January 5, 2014. Tickets must be purchased at the Laboratory Complex Visitor Center at 211 Main St. on the day of your visit. The Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchase tickets for the Glenmont tour early -  the $7 ticket (under age 16 is free) also includes a visit to the Laboratory Complex. Spend the day at the park and at Glenmont.

The NJ Hall of Fame (NJHOF) Mobile Museum - Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Mobile Museum is back for another visit. If you missed it the first time, stop by on Thursday to see this unique multimedia exhibition with the theme – “Make a Difference.” Photos, films, and interactive media will show visitors how NJ Hall of Fame Inductees have affected the state and the world in innovative ways. The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) honors citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. Since 2008, some 70 notable people from 15 fields of human endeavor have been inducted including: Thomas Edison, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Toni Morrison, Buzz Aldrin, Frankie Valli, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah, Carl Lewis and Yogi Berra. 

Entrance to the mobile museum is free. Paid admission to Thomas Edison NHP is not required to enter the mobile museum.

Year of Innovation Programs

The following programs are part of THE YEAR OF INNOVATION celebrating the New Jersey 350th Anniversary in 2014. Since 1664, New Jersey has provided a welcome home for inventors and entrepreneurs just  like Thomas Edison.

Special programs will be held each month exploring themesfrom Leonard DeGraaf's book Edison and the Rise of Innovation.  For information about The Year of Innovation visit www.nps.gov/edis monthly.

First Friday - Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

1878 Edison Tinfoil Recording 

In the summer of 2012, the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in Schenectady, N.Y. recovered the sound from a tinfoil recording in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Save America’s Treasures. The tinfoil,

Originally recorded in June 1878, the tinfoil is believed to be the oldest playable sound recording. Learn the story about the recording from miSci curator Chris Hunter.

The miSci’s archives were founded in 1934 and include a large GE photograph collection, with more than 1.6 million prints and negatives; an archival collection with more than 3,500 cubic feet of historic materials; and more than 15,000 objects relating to the history of science and technology.  Visit miSci’s tinfoil page at: http://websnap08.lbl.gov/Tinfoil.html

Second Saturday - Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. (especially for children)

Make a Tin Foil Recording

Join a park ranger to learn about sound waves and how to record sound. Be part of a  recording session with a tinfoil phonograph.

Third Thursday - Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Reservations Necessary)

Evening tours at Glenmont

Take a tour of Edison's home and see his personal tinfoil phonograph.

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park Visitor Center is located at 211 Main St. The Laboratory Complex is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round. The Glenmont Estate is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All special programs are included with $7 park entrance fee unless otherwise indicated. Children under 16 are free. Car passes and tour tickets must be obtained at the Laboratory Complex Visitor Center for all Glenmont programs. Reservations are required for some programs. Visit our website at www.nps.gov/edis  or call 973-736-0550 extension 11 during visiting hours for more information. All park facilities are closed on November 28, December 25 and January 1.