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Happy Birthday Lewis Celebration 2019

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Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum

34-41 137th Street

Queens, NY 11354

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Join us for the 2019 Happy Birthday Lewis Celebration on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, with live music, wine & beer tasting, silent auction, tour of the museum, and to celebrate the three distinguished honorees from the Queens community!

Honorees:

  • Congresswoman Grace Meng

  • Queens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • Andrew Jackson

VIP Reception at 5PM. Regular admission starts at 5:30pm.


Presented by Lewis H. Latimer Fund, Inc.

Board of Directors:

Alfred Rankins, James Driscoll, Jacqueline Colson, Florence Salgado, Roslin Spigner, Kisha Clinton, Rodney Benson, Carol Lee Whiting, Alice Lee, Christine Alexander.

Advisory Council:

Yosette Jones Johnson, Erika Brassoi, Janet Schneider, Catherine Bradley, Monique Minnus, Ellen Kodadek, Hugh Price


All ticket proceeds will support the preservation of this Landmarked home of African American inventor Lewis Howard Latimer, and help further the mission of the Museum in engaging present and future generations in social justice and S.T.E.A.M. education. Thank you to our event sponsors: Anthem, Inc., Brooklyn Crafted.

Event Journal Ads deadline: 11:59PM on August 24th.

If check is preferred, please make it out to Lewis Howard Latimer Fund, Inc and mail to Lewis Latimer House Museum, 3441 137th St. Flushing, NY 11354.

Lewis Howard Latimer Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID #11-2983131. Outright contributions are tax deductible under the full extent of the law.



About Lewis H. Latimer

Lewis H. Latimer, who was born in 1848, was determined to overcome his lack of formal education and taught himself mechanical drawing while in the Union Navy and became an expert draftsman. He worked with three of the greatest scientific inventors in American history, including Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram S. Maxim, and Thomas Alva Edison. He played a critical role in the development of the telephone and, as Edison’s chief draftsman, he invented and patented the carbon filament, a significant improvement in the production of the incandescent light bulb. Over the course of his career, Latimer supervised the installation of street lighting and the construction of electric plants in many American cities, as well as London and Montreal.


About Lewis Latimer House Museum

The Lewis H. Latimer House is a modest Queen Anne-style, wood-frame suburban residence constructed between 1887 and 1889 by the Sexton family. Lewis Howard Latimer, an African-American inventor and electrical pioneer and the son of fugitive slaves, lived in the house from 1903 until his death in 1928. The house remained in the Latimer family until 1963. Threatened with demolition, the house was moved from Holly Avenue to its present location in 1988.

The Lewis Latimer House Museum is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, operated by the Lewis H. Latimer Fund, Inc., and is a member of the Historic House Trust.

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