November 5, 2018, 7:30 P.M., Harrington Park Library – General Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Magoun, Outreach Historian, Stevens Institutute of Technology
Topic: “RCA Labs and Six Inventions that Changed the World”
The Harrington Park Historical Society is pleased to welcome Dr. Alexander B. Magoun as their next guest lecturer on Monday, November 5, 2018 beginning at 7:30 P.M. in the Harrington Park Library located at 10 Herring Street. Dr. Magoun’s presentation is “RCA Labs and Six Inventions that Changed the World.”
Computers, color television, video cameras, transistors, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), light emitting diodes (LEDs)—these technologies all shape how people live and communicate around the world. They also share a common origin, at the RCA Laboratories, David Sarnoff Research Center, on Route 1 in Princeton. Guided by Dr.
Alex Magoun, outreach historian at the IEEE History Center and author of the Arcadia Books “History of the Labs,” the audience will enjoy a richly illustrated tour of modern innovation, focusing on the people who shaped the inventions' development at a uniquely innovative New Jersey company with global impact.
“Three generations of engineers and scientists created a rich and unique history of world-changing innovations that runs right into the present,” says Dr. Magoun. "This talk skims the surface of a well of creativity matched only by Thomas Edison and his muckers in East Orange, and the much bigger Bell Labs in Berkeley Heights. Taken
together, it's clear that Silicon Valley had its origins in New Jersey.”
All lectures are free and open to the public, and the Society welcomes everyone to attend. After a Q & A, a light reception will follow. For more information about the Society’s activities, please contact Gerri Gibney at 201 768-2615. Or visit the Society on Facebook or on their website; www.harringtonparkhistoricalsociety.com.
December 3, 2018 – Holiday Outing
7:00 P.M. - Docent Led Tour of Zabriskie House, Wyckoff, N. J, Followed by Reception
Fee – Registration Required