Author Talk: Benjamin Gross - "The TVs of Tomorrow: RCA and the Invention of the Flat Screen Television"
Did you know that RCA was hard at work on a flat panel television in the 1950s? Ben Gross, vice president for research and scholarship at the Linda Hall Library, will explain how RCA’s imaginative leader David Sarnoff set his talented scientists and engineers to work on developing a television that could hang on a wall. After a decade RCA could announce the creation of a new form of electronic display that relied on liquid crystals (LCD’s) that would make a flat-panel television possible – even though RCA would leave their development to other companies. Gross’ talk is based on research in the RCA archives held at Hagley for his 2018 book, The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA’s Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs.
Author talks are free. RSVPs encouraged, walk-ins welcome. Please RSVP to Carol Lockman, email@example.com, or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
GPS Address: 298 Buck Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19807 (Hagley Soda House)
At Bike & Hike & Brews, visitors can stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley property normally closed to foot traffic.
Don’t miss Delaware’s best fireworks show! This members-only event is held each year, two Fridays in June. It is a spectacular evening of family fun.
Cannon firings in the powder yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used.
In this walking tour of the powder yard, guests experience an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the black powder process and can try their hand at graining some powder. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261.
See the museum in a different way during a Sunday Stroll- take a leisurely walk on areas of our property normally only accessible by bus.