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First Annual Muckers Ball to be Held at Thomas Edison National Historical Park Oct. 25

Credits: Friends of Edison
WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park have come up with a unique fundraiser this year, and they're calling it the First Annual Muckers Ball.
The novel event will be held at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main Street, on October 25, 2014, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. 
Thomas Edison called his lab researchers "muckers" because they stayed up all night working on experiments. It was common practice for Edison to bring in food for his employees from local eateries of the time to provide the muckers with some tasty treats while hard at work during the wee hours.
Enter the Muckers Ball, where guests will be able to sample the food and beverage of West Orange establishments, dine in the very labs the muckers worked in, and enjoy period piano music by Jim Keefe, along with vintage Edison musical recordings. 

And since it's a Muckers Ball, think "dress down day" at work, and come as you are to support the Friends of Edison and their work to preserve and develop TENHP and the legend that is Thomas Edison.
Tickets are $45 purchased in advance through Oct. 20. (TENHP members pay $40); $55 at the door day of the event. As a special treat, the museum buildings will be open to attendees from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
Patrons can purchase tickets online at The same web location offers a printable form for mail orders. Proceeds benefit Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Site, 12 Honey­suckle Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052; telephone: 1-973-736-2916;
The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a not-for profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Thomas A. Edison’s laboratory and home and to the appreciation of Edison the man and his achievements. The FOTENHP also strives to create a closer connection between the Thomas Edison National Historical Park and West Orange, its host community.
Thomas Edison NHP was established by an act of Congress to preserve the Laboratory and home (Glenmont) of Thomas A. Edison, related historic objects and papers and to provide opportunities for the people of the world to know and appreciate Thomas Edison and his works. Thomas Edison and his works still live at this National Historical Park which includes 22 historic structures, furnished historic rooms, exhibits, and a museum collection of approximately 400,000 artifacts, 40,000 sound recordings, 60,000 historic photographs, and 5 million archival documents.  Over 60,000 people, including schoolchildren and foreign visitors tour the Park each year.
Members of FOTENHS assist in planning and sponsoring special events related to and supporting the Park, and  conduct fundraising projects to help sustain the  preservation, historic, scientific and interpretive activities of TENHS.

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