Black Inventors Showcase Exhibit

Lewis Howard Latimer

Saturday, February 5, 2011 10:00 am-5:00 pm, 401 Washington St , Newburgh, NY

Come out and learn about Black History during Black History Month at the Black Inventors Showcase Exhibit that will display more than 100 items in a collection authenticated by actual inventions, replicas, representative models, patent drawings, photographs, newspaper articles and biographies. The exhibit is a wonderful learning experience for children and adults.

“120 years ago, Lewis Howard Latimer, an African-American Civil War veteran whose parents had escaped from slavery, worked on a team that assisted Thomas Edison in developing the electric light bulb. Edison struggled with filaments that burned out after barely more than a day’s use. Latimer solved that problem by developing a carbon filament-and we’ve lived in a brighter world ever since.”

*Suggested Donation: children $3; adults $5

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