That's the word for 175th anniversary!


In 1931 Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy, what a source of power. I hope we don’t have to wait until coal and oil run out before we tackle that.” 

Today, February 11, to honor and implement Edison’s vision, and reduce our reliance on commercial electricity, the Edison Birthplace announces that it has been offered a full solar array from a major manufacturer, and are pursuing options while preserving the historical architecture and landscape of the Edison Birthplace and it’s properties.

In fact, it was 175 years ago to the day, February 11, 1847, that Nancy Elliott Edison bore her seventh, last child, Thomas Alva Edison, in what is now the Edison Birthplace Museum. Today, his past accomplishments account for $12 Trillion of current $90 Trillion world economy; and is responsible for 25% of all jobs on the planet. 

A hundred years later, February 11, 1947, to both commemorate the great inventor and to educate and inspire modern youth, the Edison Birthplace Museum was opened my his wife Mina and daughter Madeleine. The Edison Birthplace continues those efforts, hoping to be partially powered by the solar energy Edison himself envisioned. 

Thomas Edison's Birthday is here and we're ready to celebrate! Join us Friday, February 11th, 2022 from 1PM - 5PM for FREE tours of the Birthplace along with some cake!

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