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Thomas Edison Birthplace Calendar
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Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb, and many other devices that make our lives fuller and simpler, was born in Milan, Ohio, in 1847. The Edison Birthplace Museum features a collection of rare Edisonia, including examples of many of Edison’s early inventions, documents, and family mementos. The Birthplace is open February through December and is located at 9 North Edison Drive in Milan, Ohio (near Exit 118 of the Ohio Turnpike). Visit, learn about how this great man grew up and began the Age of Invention.
The Edison Birthplace was opened by his wife Mina and his daughter Madeleine as a tribute to the humble beginnings of a great man. The Edison Birthplace Museum is the only Edison site to have family involved, including great-grand children and a great-great-great-great niece on the Board of Trustees, and a great-great-great nephew as President.
The Edison Birthplace Association, Inc. perpetuates the mission and memory of Thomas A. Edison as “an inspiration to youth” via educational outreach to new generations. It also maintains the childhood home of the great inventor as a public museum.
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The Edison Birthplace does not receive local, state or federal tax monies. We are privately funded.