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Important Announcement
Edison Statue on Bench Dedication

The Edison Birthplace will dedicate the “Edison Statue on Bench” on Tuesday February 11 at 1:30 PM. The image of Edison sitting on this bench was inspired by Thomas Edison’s last visit to his birthplace on August 11, 1923. At the event, apple pie, which was Edison’s favorite dessert, will be served. Visitors are also free to take a photo sitting next to Edison.

This Edison Statue on Bench recognizes the special efforts and leadership of Chairperson Don Gfell and the late Jeanette Henry, who led the many “Friends of Edison Birthplace” to make the U.S. Capitol Statue a reality. The Edison statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection, unveiled September 21, 2016, is one of two representing the great State of Ohio in Washington D.C.

Special gratitude is due to the sculptor, Alan Cottrill, who created three remarkable statues of Edison in his studio in Zanesville. In addition to the images of Edison represented in Statuary Hall and now at the Birthplace, he also created the Edison statue in front of Milan Township Hall. 
"The value of an idea lies in the using of it."

- Thomas Alva Edison
Way to go, Robert!
Robert Wheeler, Edison Birthplace's Board President, has been named
Milan Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year" for 2020!

That and other community awards will be presented at the Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet held on February 11th in honor of Edison’s birthday.
Historic Events
February 11th, 1847
Thomas Alva Edison is born in Milan.

February 18th, 1873
Edison's first daughter, Marion Estelle "Dot", is born in Newark.

February 19th, 1899
Thomas Alva Edison, Jr., marries Marie Louis Toohey in the Roman Catholic Church.

February 24th, 1886
Edison marries Mina Miller in Akron, Ohio.

February 28th, 1886
Thomas and Mina Edison arrive in Fort Myers.
In what year did Thomas Edison marry his first wife, Mary Stillwell?
Find out if you were correct in next month's newsletter!

Last Month's Question:
True or False:
Edison built a winter home, in his later years, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Last Month's Answer:
Stop by the Edison Birthplace and get a picture with Edison!

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