Private Tour & Dinner at Edison's Laboratory

October 10, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thomas Edison National Historic Park - West Orange NJ
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ 07052
https://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm

Join us for our first meeting of the year at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park- a national treasure nestled in West Orange NJ!  
        
The event will start with an NPS expert archivist specializing in Edison's life and works who will share special items from the Edison archives and records and explain their significance. Attendees will get a close look at original, beautifully preserved artifacts that are usually among the first things that many of us associate with the many ingenious accomplishments of Thomas Edison including the first phonograph, the first light bulb, and much more.
Next we will be take a private, guided tour of the complex and see “where modern America was invented”. Members and guests will have an up close look at Thomas Edison’s complex including his fascinating laboratories, his precision machine shop, America's very first motion picture studio and Edison’s magnificent book lined office.
This location has a special place in the history of ARMA New Jersey. We'll share the story of how our chapter helped the National Park Service on a large records / archival project which had a major impact on the program. 

The ARMA NJ Chapter worked on a truly historic event known as the “Edison Project” 1986 – 1987. Members of the Chapter worked to restore, repair and safeguard many of the artifacts, recordings, notes and letters associated with Thomas A. Edison’s laboratory, such as a handwritten note from George Eastman to Thomas Edison expressing regret over a fire that destroyed the Edison film studio. In recognition of the Chapter’s efforts, Dolores Rosinski, John Gagliardi and Fahy C. Whitaker received a plaque of an original Edison Recording, which remains an artifact with the NJ ARMA Chapter. The recording known as the “Volunteers March” was given to the Chapter in recognition for the contributions it made.

What ARMA NJ event would be complete without great food, drinks and networking? Guests will be treated to a catered dinner, some great wines and the opportunity to network with Records and Information professional from across the area. 
We look forward to welcoming you to this outstanding evening and hope you will join us!

 

Note: Free parking is available across the street from the entrance. 

Tickets

$35.00 Member

$40.00 Non-Member

$15.00 Student