Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Milan, OH–Birthplace of inventor, Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Birthplace

Tom and I took a drive one weekend to check out a couple of nearby towns.  Between Sandusky and Norwalk on Hwy 250 is the little town of Milan, OH.

Downtown Milan

Thomas Edison and his Mother

It’s on old town, with a cute little downtown square consisting of some shops and restaurants.  It was Sunday, so not much was open, but I did stop to get a picture of the statue of Edison and his mother.


The Edison Birthplace Museum was opened by his wife, Mina, and daughter, Madeleine, and is the only museum that has family members involved in the operation of the museum.


Thomas Edison Birthplace

Our travels on this day also took us to nearby Castalia, where the town was celebrating the Cold Creek Festival, and we were just in time for the parade.

Color Guard

There was a military color guard,

old cars,


festival queens,

Cold Creek Court

Melon Festival Queen

LOTS of tractors,




(including a little one!)


and even an Amish family – something I’ve never seen in a parade before!

Amish in the parade - this was a first!

There were also more baton twirling teams than we’ve ever seen in our lives . . . we had no idea so many young girls were into baton twirling!  They start at a very young age . . .


It was a nice day, and we even found a roadside stand where we picked up some home grown sweet corn and cucumbers.  It’s getting to be that time of year – YUM!


  1. Nice way to spend a Sunday!! I'm with you...didn't think too many girls twirled batons anymore.

  2. I always like the charm of a well kept town such as Milan Ohio. Walking down their streets is like stepping back in time.
    Watching a parade is always fun.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.


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