Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928) was an African American inventor whose innovations in designing carbon filaments ushered in the age of electric light. Latimer was the son of fugitive slaves, a self-taught master draftsman, an expert on patent law, a poet, and painter--in short, a Renaissance man. The historic Victorian home of Lewis Latimer stands now as a testament to this talented and gracious man.
Groups may have lunch either in our classroom or in our gardens with advanced notice.
All cancellations should be done at least 48 hours before the visit.