SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday March 18 at 2pm the library welcomes Thomas Edison Center’s museum Director Kathleen Carlucci for a lecture and discussion of the incredible inventions of Thomas Edison. The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park offers a traveling program (TECMP) that is designed to introduce the incredible inventions of Thomas Edison to those who have an interest in learning about the “Wizard of Menlo Park.” Edison was a pioneer in so many fields, and he managed to streamline the process of invention during his auspicious career. The Menlo Park historic site is synonymous with research and development because it was on this here that Edison conceived and fabricated 400 of his most important inventions within a period of six years. Some of his most famous inventions that were created on the Christie Street site were the phonograph, the perfection of incandescent lighting, and a practical method of conducting electrical distribution. This program includes a PowerPoint presentation with a lecture and discussion. She will be bringing original artifacts and Edison related items such as: a 100+ year old working Phonograph, telegraph key, Edison replica light bulbs, model of Edison electric train, light a light bulb with hand crank dynamo, series and parallel circuits, iron ore separator and more. This program is presented free, but registration is required. To sign up for the program call the library at 908-754-7885.
South Plainfield Public Library presents The Wizard of Menlo Park
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