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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:00:52 -0400
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The Age of Edison, How Electric Light Created Modern America: Lecture at Boothbay Railway Village

Award-winning author Dr. Ernest Freeberg will present an illustrated talk exploring how electric light shaped the modern world.  Dr. Freeberg will trace the evolution of the light bulb from Edison’s laboratory into the streets and homes of Americans across the continent, and show that this new world of electric light actually had many inventors, both men and women, who adapted the light to change the way we work, shop, sleep and play. The new technology helped to “invent modern America.” This lecture will be drawn from his book, "The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America", published by Penguin and recognized by the American Library Association as an Outstanding Academic Title in 2014. Books will be available for purchase.  Dr. Freeberg is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Tennessee and the author of three award-winning books on American History. A former reporter for Maine Public Radio, he spends his summers in Georgetown, Maine

Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm, at Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Route 27 in Boothbay, Maine.   Suggested donation $5.