Exciting New Changes at the Edison Birthplace

DONATE HERE > Bringing the Don Gfell Education Center to life on the 100th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s last trip to Milan, OH January 2024 Update We are thrilled to share a momentous update on the progress of the Don Gfell Education Center since our last October announcement. Your support has been nothing short of […]

Save On Tickets When You Book Online

See how you can make your visit more affordable by saving $2 per ticket If you’re planning a visit to the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum in Milan, Ohio, you can save money by scheduling your visit online. By doing so, you’ll save $2 per ticket, making it an even more affordable way to explore the […]

Honoring Mina Edison for Women’s History Month

Mina Miller Edison, second wife of Thomas Edison, and her legacy of loving support and intellectual strength Mina Miller Edison (1865-1947) was the second wife of Thomas Edison. The couple was married in 1886, two years after the death of Edison’s first wife, Mary Stillwell Edison, in 1884. Mina was the daughter of another inventor, […]

Tribute: Don Gfell – Milan’s Edison Man

For the everlasting love of Edison and community. R.I.P “Edisonman” Don was born on January 9, 1942 in Monroeville, OH to the late Edward L. and Zelma M. (Haynes) Gfell. Don graduated from Milan High School in 1960 and received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Bowling Green State University. He continued his […]

Edison Birthplace Celebrates Japan’s Tanabata Festival

Of the international visitors who find their way to the house in Milan, Ohio, where Thomas Edison was born in 1847, the largest number arrive from Japan, where the inventor is revered. For over 7 years now, the Birthplace has been involved in the Tanabata Festival of Yawata City in Japan.  The Festival is based […]

Ohio Statue of Thomas Edison Finally Resides In Washington, DC

A decade-long effort to bring a new statue to the U.S. Capitol to represent Ohio ended Wednesday when lawmakers unveiled a statue of Thomas Edison at the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday. 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. […]