Course Description

Linda J. Barth, author, executive director of the League of Historical Societies of NJ

Many people are familiar with Edison’s “invention factory” in Menlo Park, where he patented the phonograph, the light bulb, and many more innovations. Yet many other ideas have grown in the Garden State, too – New Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and built the very first drive-in theater. In addition to the first cultivated blueberry, tasty treats like ice cream cones and M&M’s® are also Jersey natives. Iconic aspects of American life, like Bubble Wrap®, the boardwalk, the Band-Aid®, and even professional baseball itself started in New Jersey. Life would be

a lot harder without the vacuum cleaner, plastic, and air-conditioning, and many other important advances in medicine and surgery were developed here. Join Linda for an exploration of groundbreaking, useful, fun, and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots.

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Section Title
A History Of Inventing In NJ: From Edison To The Ice Cream Cone
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Mar 24, 2023
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $39.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 17, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 17, 2023
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