Blog Post: Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Artist and Inventor

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 7/20/2012

In this post, students will read a short biography of Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph. Even in his day, he was a controversial figure, but today he is remembered for his creativity—an artist who became interested in a novel technology and helped lay the foundation for a revolution in communications that has since changed the world. Written by Hal Wallace, associate curator of the Electricity Collections, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.