In 1927, America’s most accomplished inventor was 80 years old. Already celebrated for a lifetime of innovations, Thomas Edison began his final research project.
Together with his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, he would attempt to solve a problem impacting America’s security and economy. Within a few short years, thousands of tests would be conducted in an international search for a plant that could be grown in the United States to produce a critical product – rubber.
This immersive gallery explores chemistry, botany, and beyond through interactives, original artifacts, and the original film
“Untold Stories: The Wizard’s Laboratory.”