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Thomas Edison Night at the Queen’s Inn

A success enjoyed by all who attended

On December 7, 2019 members of SDHS and non-members alike could almost imagine that it was 1940 again.


It was Thomas Edison Night and the menu replicated the one served on April 1, 1940 when the MGM film Young Tom Edison, starring Mickey Rooney, was first screened at the Stratford YMCA.

(Some attendees got into the spirit by donning period attire.)

1940s attire

Photos from the Grand Trunk Railroad recalled Edison’s workplace in Stratford while a vintage telegraph and key, supplied by Three Squirrels Antiques, recalled Edison’s first job and his subsequent improvements to this apparatus.

Railway photos

Photos courtesy of Nancy Mussleman