WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) today announced that the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange has been awarded $507,000 in federal funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“I am pleased with this federal investment in the Edison National Historic Site,” stated Pascrell. “The National Park Service has done an incredible job working at the Edison site to preserve such a significant piece of American history. This funding will only help the National Park Service to attract more visitors and enhance the site’s accessibility and appearance.”
The funding will provide for the exterior painting of the Glenmont Mansion and the replacement of aging gutters and downspouts. Funding will also be invested in the replacement of a brick retaining wall in the Visitor Center Parking Lot.
Improvements to the Edison National Historic Site are among 800 National Park Service projects included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The National Park Service will invest $750 million in recovery funding to preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes all across the country.