Edison and the Origins of Electric Lighting

"Edison and the Origins of Electric Lighting," is a lecture led by Dr. Paul Israel, director and general editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University. During the talk, Israel will explore Thomas Alva Edison’s inventions and how electric lighting became a part of everyday life.

With access to 5 million pages of documents that chronicle the extraordinary life and achievements of the famous New Jersey inventor, Israel brings fresh insight into Edison's career, the "War of the Currents" and the impact Edison made on science and the country.

This program is part of the SPARK! lecture series sponsored by Investors Bank and in conjunction with museum's new exhibit, "SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light."

Admission is $8. Museum members and seniors pay $5. Registration is required, and the form must be completed in advance here

With Israel at the helm, the Thomas A. Edison Papers project at Rutgers University chronicles Edison's life and achievements. The millions of Edison-related documents remained hidden and inaccessible to members of the general public until 1978, when a team of editors and scholars began turning this incomparable trove of Edisonia into a premier educational resource.

This project has achieved the mission of making Edison accessible—and comprehensible—to countless numbers of young and lifetime learners.

Israel is a consultant and contributor to projects about Edison and invention, including nearly 30 television and radio documentaries. He has assisted with exhibits and interpretive programs at museums and historic sites, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, the Thomas Edison National Historical Park and the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park.

He has also given numerous public lectures on Edison and written award-winning books on Edison, technology and innovation. 

"SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light" tells the story of manmade light—from candles to the whaling trade—through the late 19th century, when Edison ushered in a new era of artificial light and technology. The exhibit will run until February. Guests can take a self-guided tour or book a guided tour in advance. The SPARK! lecture series has programs for the whole family.

For more information about the new exhibit and upcoming lecture series, call the museum 973-377-2982 or visit the website at www.metc.org.

Contact Information
  1. Erin O'Donnell
  2. 973-377-2982
Thu, January 25
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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"Edison and the Origins of Electric Lighting," is a lecture led by Dr. Paul Israel, director and general editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University. During the talk, Israel will explore Thomas Alva Edison’s inventions and how electric lighting became a part of everyday life.

With access to 5 million pages of documents that chronicle the extraordinary life and ...

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