Percy the Peacock

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Percy…..Peacock About Town!  Percy became a resident of the neighborhood around the Edison Birthplace in October of 2017.  He had been owned by two people a few miles away and escaped. He showed up at the Birthplace and would not be captured, but soon Percy captured the hearts of the residents up and down the

International Museum Day May 20, 2017

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The Edison Birthplace will be celebrating International Museum Day on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 with all the other museums in Erie County. We will have free walk-thru tours for the public and games from Tom’s boyhood. Come and make a light bulb ornament! Special hours will be 11am – 4pm.

Edison Statue Spends Summer in Milan

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Thomas Edison is spending the summer in his hometown!  It’s been a long road to Washington for Thomas Edison, starting in 2007, when support was rallied all over the state for Edison to be the replacement statue for Gov. Allen in Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.  Edison was chosen as the

International Museum Day May 16, 2015

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The Edison Birthplace Museum will be open on Sat., May 16, 11 am – 4 pm with walk-thru tours by costumed guides, children’s games of Tom Edison’s youth outside and toys for play inside the Birthplace Home.  Antique phonographs will be demonstrated in the Welcome Center.  Special admission price – $1.00 per person!   That’s

Erie County Community Foundation’s Generous Support

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The Edison Birthplace website has been redesigned through a generous grant from the Erie County Community Foundation in Sandusky, Ohio.  The Foundation has also funded many other projects for the Birthplace, such as  furnaces and air conditioning equipment, uv-light filtering shades, computer equipment and new roofing.