Thomas Edison, Chemist
National Historic Chemical Landmark
The American Chemical Society will recognize the chemical research and developments of the American inventor Thomas Edison (1847–1931) as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 2014. Many of Edison’s well-known inventions relied on chemistry, including the carbon filaments used in light bulbs, development of the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery, and research into domestic sources of rubber.
The designation will take place in three parts:
- Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Fla., on Sunday, May 25, 2014
- Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, N.J., on Friday, June 6, 2014
- Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., on Saturday, September 20, 2014
Additional information will be presented on this page as details emerge. Contact the NHCL Program Manager for information.
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