A photograph from the “Elihu Thomson’s Inventive Life” exhibition stands on display at the Swampscott Town Hall. (Alena Kuzub)
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Swampscott offers look into the life of one of its own

SWAMPSCOTT — An exhibition on display at the Town Hall entitled “Elihu Thomson’s Inventive Life” gives a glimpse into the inventor’s career and life in the Olmsted District about a century ago.

“Elihu Thomson’s Inventive Life” is the first exhibition in a series of public displays that the Swampscott Historical Commission is planning to create out of its archives. Jonathan Leamon, secretary of the Historical Commission, and Nancy Lusignan Schultz, vice chair, have worked on the exhibition together.

“We have so much interesting stuff it is a shame to be filing it away so nobody can see it,” said Leamon, a retired human resources specialist and a member of the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute of Salem State University.

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