Tuesday, March 28
Edison and the Rise of Innovation
7:30 PM, Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street
Leonard DeGraaf, Thomas Edison National Historical Park Archivist
Thomas Edison (1847-1931) was more than history’s most prolific inventor. He combined scientific knowledge, well-equipped laboratories, talented collaborators, investment capital and a bit of showmanship to change the way we develop new technologies. Edison and the Rise of Innovation chronicles Edison’s life and work, making lively and lavish use of rarely-seen historic photographs, lab notebooks and advertising material. Published by Sterling Signature in 2013, it was produced in association with the Edison Innovation Foundation, the Charles Edison Fund and the National Park Service. Another famous innovator—Bill Gates—has written the foreword to this fresh look at Thomas Edison.
Edison and the Rise of Innovation introduces the inventor who did more than just invent the phonograph, incandescent electric light and motion picture camera, he translated ideas into commercial products, creating dozens of companies to manufacture and market his inventions. The book reminds us that Edison still matters because he faced the same questions modern innovators confront today: which ideas should I develop? How do I raise money to support research? How do I motivate my team? What’s the best way to manufacture and sell my products?
Saturday, April 29
Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield Hike
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
This hike is fully booked. If you'd like to be notified of future hikes, email MorrisCanal@gmail.com.
Sponsored by the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield Committee, Historical Society of Bloomfield, and the Bloomfield Recreation Department