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Lewis H. Latimer Society & Museum Celebrates 173rd Birthday of Lewis Howard Quincy Latimer with Two Exhibits

When: September 04, 12:00 PM - September 30, 12:00 PM
Where: 456 Broadway, Chelsea, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
Lewis H. Latimer Society & Museum Celebrates 173rd Birthday of Lewis Howard Quincy Latimer with Two Exhibits

Lewis H. Latimer Society & Museum Celebrates 173rd Birthday of Lewis Howard Quincy Latimer with Two Exhibits

Hometown To Celebrate Chelsea Native, African-American Inventor, Lewis Latimer’s 173rd Birthday (1848-1928)

The Lewis H. Latimer Society & Museum is dedicated to educating the local youth on science, technology and the arts using Lewis Latimer as a role model. As part of Lewis Latimer’s 173rd birthday celebrations, Lewis H. Latimer Society & Museum is hosting two different exhibits in the month of September to highlight the inventions that are the blueprint for today’s technology. Latimer worked on projects such as the first telegraph patent, the longevity of carbon filament in incandescent bulbs and successfully overseeing creation of electric lighting plants across the United States, Canada and England. The exhibits are the perfect opportunities for families to visit and learn about an incredible person in American history.

With the support of Chelsea Cultural Council and Eastern Salt Mineral Company, the Lewis H. Latimer Society & Museum is hosting two exhibits highlighting the work of the late African American inventor Lewis Latimer. The exhibits are being held in recognition of his work in the field of engineering and working directly with Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Hiram Maxim to improve electricity and domestic inventions, including the Water-Closets for Railroad-Cars, the Electric Lamp, Locking Rack for Hats, Coats and Umbrellas and many more.

The “Latimer, Edison and the Light Bulb” exhibit tells the story of Lewis Latimer’s life using Thomas Edison and the light bulb. The impact of his innovation with the carbon filament made electricity affordable for all residents. It propelled electricity to be used across cities and towns in the United States and the rest of the world. 

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