- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Thomas Edison’s reconstructed Menlo Park Laboratory that’s located at a suburban Detroit history attraction has been designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.

A ceremony is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, where a plaque will be presented. The Detroit Section of the American Chemical Society will have hands-on activities for children on Saturday morning and a noon “chemical magic show” is planned.

The designation is part of an American Chemical Society’s program recognizing chemical research and developments by Edison.

The inventor’s Menlo Park Laboratory originally was located in New Jersey. Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford had staff reconstruct the lab from photographs and original materials. Greenfield Village is part of The Henry Ford, which also includes Henry Ford Museum.

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