Weekends in February; noon – 5 pm
In this special activity created to commemorate Black History Month, you can learn about the contributions Lewis Latimer made to the light bulb, how we use electricity, and how light bulbs helped shape today's society.
Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsea, Mass. on September 4, 1848. His parents, George and Rebecca Latimer, had run away from slavery in Virginia. Lewis Latimer worked in the laboratories of both Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. He invented the carbon filament, an important part of the light bulb.
Free with NYSCI admission.