Tuesday, January 02, 2007

U.S. Mint matches money for Edison Birthplace, other sites (Sandusky Register, OH)

Places across country commemorating inventor to split $375,000 grant


The Edison Birthplace Museum in Milan has received the fruits of all its labor.

In November 2005 committee members kicked off their campaign to raise $375,000 for the museum.

In 2004 the United States Mint issued a commemorative Edison coin. Through the sale of the coin, a certain percentage of the proceeds was made available to Edison sites around the country.

The catch: the Edison sites would have to raise $375,000 and the Mint would match it. . . .

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