PPG Pittsburgh, PA & Huron, OH Revitalize Edison Birthplace
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 third-grade students from Edison Elementary in Milan were also on-site to participate in Carnegie Science Center’s “Great Color Caper”, a program that teaches the science of light and color. PPG also presented a grant donation of $20,000 on behalf of its architectural coatings business to the Museum to support ongoing STEM educational programming for students. Mayor Steve Rockwell made a proclamation and museum Trustee President Robert KL Wheeler, great great grand-nephew of Thom
as Edison also spoke for the museum. PPG’s COLORFUL COMMUNITIES program provides employee volunteers, donated products and financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10 million to support efforts made during a 10-yr period, starting in 2015. The museum is very honored to be a recipient of such generosity.