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About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Thomas Edison Center is to honor the memory of Thomas A. Edison and educate the public about Edison, his significant accomplishments at this site, and his impact on modern research and development.Located in Edison Township and within Edison State Park, the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park consists of the Art Deco Edison Memorial Tower and a small museum and education center devoted to Thomas Alva Edison’s time of immense creativity at Menlo Park.


The Center and the Park are jointly administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks & Forestry; the Township of Edison; and the non-profit Edison Memorial Tower Corporation.


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Edison Memorial Tower Corporation

Board Officers

Len Sendelsky, Chair

Dr. Paul Israel, Vice-Chair

John Zemkoski, Treasurer

Margaret Inglese, Secretary



Russell Gehrum

Dr. Robert Ianniello

Robert Karabinchak

Ted Latham

Joe Lombardi

Len Mesonas

Satish Poondi

Charles Tomaro

Carol Toth

Kathleen Carlucci


Ex Officio Trustees

Antonia Ricigliano, Edison Mayor

Dr. Richard O’Malley, Superintendent, Edison Board of Education



Kathleen Carlucci, Director of Interpretation


MaryLyn Burylo, Office Manager