The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum is closed in January. We will reopen in February 2020.
Alex Wheeler, sits next to her great-great-great grand uncle, Thomas Edison.

Photo by Jake Reer
The newest addition to the Birthplace is a beautiful sculpture of Mr. Edison on a park bench. This statue was created by Alan Cottrill, who made the Edison statue representing Ohio in the U.S. Capitol and the Edison statue in front of the Milan Town Hall.

Official dedication will be on February 11, 2020.
Come take a selfie with Mr. Edison, who is hanging around the Birthplace permanently now! 

Use the hashtag  #HangingwithEdison  to be featured on our social media!
Edison built a winter home, in his later years, in Fort Myers, Florida.
Find out if you were correct in next month's newsletter!

Last Month's Question:
Which Christmas song was first recorded in 1889 on an Edison cylinder?

Last Month's Answer:
Jingle Bells
January 31st, 1900
Edison's sister, Marion Edison Page, dies in Chicago and is buried four days later in Milan, Ohio.

January 8th, 1931
Edison's fourth grandchild, Michael Edison Sloane, is born.

January 2nd, 1940
Charles Edison, Thomas Edison's son, becomes secretary of the navy; resigns in June to run for governor of New Jersey.
The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum will be celebrating Thomas Edison's Birthday on February 11th, 2020 from 1:00 - 5:00PM !

Come join us for free tours , refreshments and snacks !
Never get discouraged if you fail. Learn from it. Keep trying.

- Thomas Edison
January 4th was Nancy Elliot Edison's birthday, Thomas Edison's mother, born in 1810.

She was the daughter of Ebenezer Matthews Elliott and Mercy Peckham. Born in Chenango County, New York, she moved with her family to Vienna, Ontario and taught school there before marrying Samuel Ogden Edison Jr. on September 12, 1828.
Congratulations to Edison Birthplace Trustee, Ben Smith , on being elected as Mayor of Milan !