Ep. 5: “Growing Up and Moving On” with Kathleen Carlucci, Director Edison Memorial Tower
Thomas Alva Edison Series:
“Growing Up and Moving On”
In Episode # 5, we speak with Kathy Carlucci-Director, Edison Memorial Tower about:
-Edison as a family man
-Edison’s time in Newark and what led him to move to Menlo Park, New Jersey.
-His time in England and what he learned from that very important trip.
-Edison’s approach to his work
-How Edison changed the world with his new lighting system.
-Working with JP Morgan
-How a chance encounter as a boy changed his life forever
-His first invention
-Edison’s move to the East Coast
-Edison creation of industries
-Henry Ford admiration for Edison
-Edison travels the country to light America
-Edison creates the Battery
-Edison as an international celebrity
-What became of Menlo Park after Edison leaves
-Henry Ford bringing some of Edison’s lab to Michigan
-How’s Edison light really changed the world
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