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The Edison Laboratories in West Orange, New Jersey
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The Edison Legacy

For most of his life, His labs and his home in West Orange, NJ. served as the hub of Edison's creative efforts and industrial advancements.  The Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) preserves these central sites of Edison's life and brilliance. After all these years, these places and that legacy still have a lot to teach us about invention, innovation, and risk taking--lessons that we may need now more than ever. The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park are working to preserve and enhance that legacy.
Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Lighting the future by preserving the past
First Annual Muckers’ “Ball”
At the Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Food – Entertainment - Fun
Well. it won’t really be a ball, but an evening of casual fun and entertainment in the courtyard of the TENHP. Here’s how we got the idea: Around his laboratories, Tom Edison called his researchers “muckers.” During all-night research sessions, TAE would have food brought in from local bars to feed his muckers. Our Muckers’ Ball will celebrate those times and raise money to support TENHP today. Please check back here as we update information.
We’re still working out the details, but here are a few specifics: The ticket price will be in less than of $50 per person. We will serve beer, wine, and soft drinks. Music will be provided by Jim Keefe on keyboard and recorded period music from the Edison Company. Comfort Food will echo that served by Edison to his Muckers.
Proceeds benefit the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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