Edison’s Research Named National Historic Chemical Landmark
The American Chemical Society is conferring the designation of National Historic Chemical Landmark on Thomas Edison’s work. The honor is being bestowed during three separate ceremonies.
The first occurred on May 25 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Fla. The next will take place on June 6 at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, N.J., and the third will be held at The Henry Ford, Greenfield Village, in Dearborn, Mich., on Sept. 20.
As part of the celebration, ACS explores Edison’s lifelong pursuit of innovations through chemistry in the short video below.
In this episode of ACS Reactions, the society visits the Edison National Historical Park, Edison’s home and laboratory. The site preserves his inventory of labware, inventions and paperwork that documents advances in artificial light, batteries, motion pictures and recorded sound.