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
PPG Pittsburgh, PA and Huron, Ohio were onsite with employee volunteers from it’s plant in Huron, OH and paint contractors from Textbook Painting in Avon Lake, OH to revitalize and restore parts of the museum through completion of painting projects and landscaping as part of PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES program on Mon, Sept 12, 2016. 15
A bronze, larger-than-life statue of Thomas Edison now resides in Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The 6 ft. 10 in. statue, standing on a large granite base, is one of two representing Ohio; President James Garfield is the other. The road to Washington for Mr. Edison had been very long, since he
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
A cover was pulled off the 6-feet, 10-inches tall bronze statue of Thomas Alva Edison, not including the base, in the rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse where it will remain until October before making the trek to Washington to be installed in Statuary Hall of the US Capitol Building. “I think he inspires everyone who
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
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.