Laboratory of Thomas Alva Edison
West Orange, New Jersey
A current major fundraising project of the Fund is to restore and preserve the Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey. The site contains the world's first corporate research and development laboratory as well as Edison's family home, "Glenmont", which house 400,000 tangible artifacts, 48,000 sound recordings, 60,000 photographic images and an estimated 5 million documents. They appear on the National Trust For Historic Preservation list as an endangered historic place in the country.
At present, national concern is so great to preserve this original, untouched laboratory for the purpose of preserving its heritage and furthering the interests of the Edison Legacy.