Course detail: Thomas Edison: An American Genius

How did a boy from a small town in Ohio, having very little formal education and attending school for only a few months, become the most prolific inventor of the 19th and early 20th century? We'll seek the answer to this question and study the impact that this genius continues to exert on our lives today.
An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class. If you have not paid your membership fee, please click  on the blue link below under "course accessibility" to add the membership fee to your shopping cart. Then continue shopping to select your courses and/or events.

Course dates have been changed to Thursdays, June 27, July 11 & 18, skipping July 4. These dates are different from those in the catalog. 

Instructor Bio: Paul Post, a native Kansan, received a B.A. in history from KSU and a law degree from the KU Law School in 1974. Now retired from the practice of law, he is a member of the Shawnee County Historical Society and an amateur beekeeper. He has authored essays on the history of SBA Hill/ former Menninger Campus in Topeka; Topeka's Bates Family; The Fred Harvey Company; and on Duke Ellington.

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Course pre-requisites
(required) Osher Membership Fee

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