By By: Director
Published on 01/15/2004

Texas – The Edison Museum staff has announced a new, permanent program

for children – Edison Junior Inventor. The program offers an excellent

opportunity for families and children to learn about America’s Inventor –

Thomas Alva Edison. The Edison Junior Inventor program is geared to

children of ages from seven through 14 years old.

Children who want to participate in the Edison Junior Inventor program

simply request a worksheet from a museum attendant. By reading the text

in the exhibits, children will find answers to specific questions on

the worksheet. Children can have some fun with each of the four

Experiment Stations found in the museum – century old music and motion

picture samples to coded messages. Children who complete the worksheet

and show a basic understanding of Thomas Edison and his work will

receive an official Edison Junior Inventor Certificate and a small gift

for their efforts. The program requires about 45 to 60 minutes.

Bob Valen, director of the Edison Museum said, “We look forward to

seeing all the young visitors who will become junior inventors. The

recently renovated museum offers great insight into America’s Inventor

and a great place to learn. Anyone with an interest in early

technology, history, inventions, and innovations should visit. Folks

are welcome to any of our series of free flyers - Inventor Bulletin

Series - that address specific subjects relating to Thomas Edison.”

The Edison Museum is located at 350 Pine Street, downtown Beaumont next

to the Edison Plaza Office Building. The museum is open Tuesday through

Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed on major holidays. The program is made possible through a generous grant from the Foundation of Southeast Texas.

Tyrrell Historical Library:

The Edison Museum is pleased to announce the donation of several items to the Tyrrell Historical Library.Recently the Museum placed several photographs and GSU employee magazines into the care of the library.Materials depict Beaumont and the surrounding area from the 1920’s through the early 2000’s.While most materials deal strictly with the development of Gulf States Utilities many also showcase the landscape, people, and technological advancements of the local area.Thanks to the Tyrrell Historical Library these photographs have been digitized and are now available to people worldwide.For more information please click the link below.Information donated by the museum can be found in “The Edison Museum Collection Courtesy of Gulf States Utilities” folder that is located on the Tyrrell’s website.Further inquiries can be made to the museum directly.

The Edison Museum Collection at the Tyrrell

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