Alexander Graham Bell Biography

Alexander Graham Bell is best known as the inventor of the telephone — the first to transmit the human voice by means of an electric current — but there was much more to this extraordinary man than his breakthrough in communications technology. His grandfather Alexander Bell was an actor, photography enthusiast and elocution professor who […]

Mabel Bell Biography

Black and White Historic Photo of Mabel Bell

​Alexander Graham Bell’s wife, Mabel Gardiner Hubbard Bell, was crucial to his success. Thanks to her wisdom and companionship, this gifted but eccentric man was able to concentrate on his inventions while Mabel took care of the practical details of their life together and created a stable and happy family home for their two daughters. […]

Mabel Bell Documentary

Excerpts from family interviews conducted in Baddeck, August 2017, by Amy DeLouise and Jennifer Schwerin, executive produced by Sara Grosvenor. Edited by Caroline Allnutt. (subtitles coming soon!)

About Edwin Grosvenor

Edwin Grosvenor has been the Editor-in-Chief of American Heritage and Invention & Technology Magazines and President of American Heritage Publishing since 2007. Grosvenor has written, co-authored, or edited thirteen books on American and European history including History’s Great Showdowns, The Middle Ages, and 299 Things You Should Know About American History. He has also written […]