On Oct. 26, 2018, 9 students from the Edison Middle School met 12 students in Yawata City, Japan through a Zoom Video Call from the Council chamber in the Milan Administration Building.
The Erie County Community Foundation has been a loyal supporter of the Edison Birthplace.
For over 7 years now, the Birthplace has been involved in the Tanabata Festival of Yawata City in Japan.
A bronze, larger-than-life statue of Thomas Edison now resides in Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
PPG Pittsburgh, PA, and Huron, Ohio were onsite with employee volunteers from its plant in Huron, OH and paint contractors from Textbook Painting in Avon Lake, OH to revitalize and restore parts of the museum.