Monday, February 11, 2013

Inventor Thomas Edison Returns to Adair Country Inn & Restaurant

After a successful visit last year, the greatest inventor of all time, Thomas Alva Edison, is returning to the Adair Country Inn & Restaurant in Bethlehem. Members of the public are invited to stop by and meet the world famous entrepreneur at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, and learn more about his "new-fangled" ideas, such as the "light bulb" and "talking machine." Prior to these recent visits, the last time the inventor travelled to the White Mountains of New Hampshire was in 1917, so this lecture and demonstration of his inventions will astound and thrill everyone who attends.

"Jon Hively’s outstanding portrayal of Thomas Edison last year was a resounding success, so we’ve invited him to return," said Innkeeper Ilja Chapman. "Everyone knows Thomas Edison's name, but not the details of his life or his many inventions. This is an opportunity to learn more about this remarkable man."
Living History presenter Jon Hively of North Conway portrays Thomas Edison through his lectures, sharing Edison's personal history, inventions and outlook on life while demonstrating "new" inventions from Jon's own private collection of Edisoniana. Edison, who lived from 1847-1931, held 1093 patents and invented the phonograph, the light bulb, the moving picture or "movies," the storage battery, improvements to the telegraph and telephone as well as other curious inventions including "a box to talk to the dead."

Hively will disclose why Thomas Edison succeeded when other inventors, who were working on similar ideas at the same time, did not. "Edison invented things to improve people's lives and reduce hardship," said Hively. "He changed people's lives dramatically and we are still reaping his legacy."
The event is free and members of the public are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Adair Country Inn & Restaurant is located at 80 Guider Lane, just off Route 302, in Bethlehem. For more information, call the Inn at 444-2600.