Author: amanda

Percy the Peacock

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…
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Edison Goes to Washington

Alan Cottrill, a farm boy from Zanesville who didn’t begin sculpting until he was 38, has been picked as the creator of a statue of Ohio native Thomas A. Edison for the U.S. Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Ohio Statuary Hall Commission made the announcement yesterday afternarrowing the list to…
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EBP Closed in January

THE EDISON BIRTHPLACE WILL BE CLOSED IN JANUARY. SEE YOU ALL BACK ON SUN., FEB 1, 1-5PM! THANKS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS FROM FAR AND NEAR FOR A GREAT YEAR!

Birthplace Fall Cleanup

THANK YOU, THANK YOU Nick and Kelly Georgiafandis and the Edison HS Interact Club and our employee, Jason Wolfkill for our great fall cleanup this last Saturday. They also put up some Christmas decorations. Looks like that came in the nick..of time! Nick is a Trustee of the Birthplace and he and Kelly have transformed…
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EBP Christmas Party

Everyone is getting rowdy at the Christmas Party.

Edison’s Statue in Washington, DC.

Don Gfell, tireless worker for the placing of Edison’s statue in Washington, DC…..reading off over $13,000 in donations from the Milan community.

The Kittens

Dot & Dash, rescued kittens brought to the Edison Birthplace office for a few years, have now gone to live the Director, Lois Wolf.  The cats are named after the strokes of the Morse Code, used by Edison and the nicknames of his first two children, Marion Estelle and Thomas Alva Jr.  The kittens were good ambassadors, meeting…
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