Edison House party to mark inventor's birthday

Louisville is planning a birthday party for a famous one-time resident, Thomas Edison.

The historic Thomas Edison House in the Butchertown neighborhood will host the daylong party on Feb. 15. The famous inventor and scientist was born 167 years ago this month.

The party will begin at 10 a.m. EST and last until 3 p.m. Admission is half price for adults and free for children under 12. The event will include a cake shaped like a light bulb.

The Edison house is located at 729 E. Washington St.

Edison lived and worked in Louisville as a telegraph operator in 1866 and 1867. The Thomas Edison House attraction offers information about Edison's achievements in science and technology.

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