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Actor to portray Edison at Grayslake Heritage Museum

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  • Actor R.J. Lindsey will portray Thomas Edison at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.

      Actor R.J. Lindsey will portray Thomas Edison at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.
    Courtesy of the village of Grayslake

  • Thomas Alva Edison

      Thomas Alva Edison

 
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Acclaimed actor R.J. Lindsey will portray American inventor Thomas Alva Edison at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Lindsey is an accomplished performer who has made a career portraying historical figures.

Edison held more than 1,000 patents in his lifetime and his inventions forever changed the world. From the first commercial electric light bulb to phonographs, motion pictures, batteries, electric trains and more, Edison's inventions helped to usher in the modern age.

The "Wizard of Menlo Park" will share his stories, as well as take questions from the audience.

Lindsey's appearance is in support of a new exhibition at the museum titled "Made in Grayslake." The first part of the exhibition, "Made in Grayslake: Books and Bands," opened Jan. 25 and celebrates local authors and musicians.

A second part will open Feb. 22 and examine local industries, inventors, entrepreneurs, workers and products.

The museum is at 164 Hawley St. For details, contact Executive Director Dave Oberg at (847) 543-1745 or doberg@villageofgrayslake.com. For more information about the Grayslake Historical Society, call (847) 223-7663 or email ChaRenehan@aol.com.

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