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Chautauqua – Thomas Edison
September 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
About the performer and performance (click for more at History Comes Alive)…
Portrayed by Hank Fincken.
He was the classic Yankee tinkerer, quintessential workaholic, serial inventor, prolific genius, and overwhelming force of nature driven by compulsive creativity with a gift for turning big dreams into everyday reality. Nearly all his inventions came after thousands of experiments that failed but taught him something. (The only device that worked on the first try was the phonograph.)
The Transylvania Reinventing American Series includes Benjamin Franklin, Hedy Lamarr, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla.
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