Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Storytelling
Macy's Sunday Story Time: Edison’s Inventions
Sun, December 2nd, 2012 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Have you ever tried inventing something new? Just 132 years ago in December, Thomas Edison demonstrated the incandescent light bulb. Edison invented many other things in his laboratory in New Jersey, and his first company, based in New York City, still exists today: Con Edison! Share your wild ideas and learn how Edison turned his ideas into reality in Gene Barretta’s Timeless Thomas.

Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta

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