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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

239-334-7419||https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

Upcoming Events

June 2021

$6 – $19

Automotive Tour

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join Automotive Curator James Moss, for a new perspective on the evolution of the automobile. Learn about production and how to operate a vehicle. From the Model T to the Model A, gasoline to electric, the Ford Motor Company and beyond, the Automotive Tour promises to offer a new way to connect with one of our most popular collections. Reservations are not required for this tour. Edison Ford members: $15; non-members: Adults $40, Teens (13-19) $30, Children (6-12) $16

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$6 – $20.

Inside-the-Homes Tour

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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This tour is a unique opportunity to take a sneak peek inside normally-closed areas of Thomas Edison's "Seminole Lodge" and Henry Ford's "The Mangoes." The approximate tour time is 90 minutes to two hours. (Allow additional time to view the museum, laboratory, and gardens.) There are limited reservations available for this tour, pre-registrations is required by calling 239-335-3674. Tours on Tuesdays are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Edison Ford members: free (one time); non-members: Adults $50, Teens (13-19) $35,…

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Event is free. Does not include admission to the historic site, lab or museum.

Plant Sale at Edison Ford

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Edison Ford Plant Sale Saturday, June 19, 2021 9 am – 5:30 pm Rare and exotic plants and trees, butterfly host, and nectar plants, orchids, fruit trees, herbs, Florida natives and more! • Free evert admission (does not include tours • Bring your own garden cart to transport plants • Horticulturists on hand to answer questions • Refreshments available for purchase • Vendors spread out under massive shade trees Calusa Palms and Tropicals Deep South Natives Miami Mike’s Bromeliads Palm…

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July 2021

$10 – $15

Garden Talk: Tropicals for the Hot Summer

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Gardening in Southwest Florida requires specific knowledge since it is the only state in USDA growing zone 10. Many plants from all over the world thrive in the warm Southwest Florida temperatures and enjoy the daily summer rains. At Edison and Ford, there are plants from Costa Rica, Brazil, Thailand, India and other parts of the world. During this talk, participants will walk through the botanical gardens and learn more about the varieties that grow here throughout the summer. Tips…

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$400 – $460

Inventor’s Summer Camp – Movie Making for grades 4-6

July 12 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Inventor’s Summer Camp – Movie Making for grades 4-6 Movie Making at Edison Ford Winter Estates July 12-16 and July 19-23 There are still spots available, but they are filling fast! Lights! Camera! Action! Join the Wild Wizard and learn the secrets and process to making movie magic. Each camper participants in all aspects of movie production from story boarding, directing, acting, working with cameras, lights, and sound. Masks are required. Members: $400 Non-members: $460 To register go to edisonford.org…

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Free

Digital Discussion: The Amish and Amish-Mennonites of Sarasota, Florida

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Throughout the 1920s, the Edison family spent a lot of time in Fort Myers. When the Edison's were in Southwest Florida, the Amish began traveling to Pinecraft, a campground and neighborhood in Sarasota, just north of Fort Myers. The earliest Amish and Mennonite visitors traveled to Florida to escape cold temperatures up north. They also wanted more opportunities to farm during the winter months. Although their farming efforts were not successful, Pinecraft became a major vacation destination for these communities…

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