Calling on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of Thomas Edison, the first of up to 100 electric vehicle charging stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country has been switched on at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, site of the inventor's West Orange, New Jersey, laboratory and home.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
As Winter Storm Jonas delivered a pounding to the Northeast on Saturday, national park units in the mid-Atlantic region were shuttered and some planned to remain closed through Sunday.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park preserves the home and laboratory of one of the world's most prolific inventors. Among all his contributions to the modern world, Edison considered the phonograph to be his favorite, so it's especially appropriate that a major collection of antique phonograph records has been donated to the park.
ODBFRED, not ORBFRED!
Until recently, no one alive today had ever heard the recorded voice of someone born in the eighteenth century. That's now changed, thanks to some recent technological wizardry on an old box of unique wax recordings housed at Thomas Edison National istorical Park.
With spring still on its way to the Rockies and High Sierra, and summer well under way in some parts of the country, this seems a perfect time to honor all 2010 Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, consider ways to support national parks, and look at ways to enjoy the parks.
Thomas Edison's inventions changed the world, and starting on October 10th you'll be able to tour his laboratory complex at Thomas Edison National Historical Park in New Jersey. Key areas, including Edison’s private laboratory, original music recording studio and a photography studio will open to the public for the first time in the history of the site.