Millburn, NJ High School’s “Friends of Edison” Club Raises Funds to Refurbish Edison Monument

Thomas Edison National Park

Thomas Edison National Park

Time and time again we see what wonderful young people we have in the Millburn Short Hills, NJ area. This year, Millburn, NJ High School’s Friends of Edison Club raised more than $500 that will be used to restore a monumement presented to Edison in 1911 by representatives of the copper industry. This was one of Edison’s most prized possessions.

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park is located in West Orange, NJ. The monument that will be refurbished with the funds raised consists of a cubic foot of solid copper, and it weights over 450 pounds. The cube is displayed at Thomas Edison’s library.

Carrick Irwin found the Millburn Friends of Edison Club. The mission of the club is to raise awareness of Thomas Edison’s house and laboratory, located in the nearby town of West Orange, NJ. The club consists of over 30 members. Irwin hopes to raise at least $1,000 next year to be used for additional restoration projects as well as to create clubs in nearby high schools.

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