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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

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Upcoming Events

October 2019

Edison Ford members: free; non-members: included with admission

Annual Quilt Show

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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On October 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the annual "Airing of the Quilts" quilt show. Dozens of quilts from the Quilters' Guild will be on display, suspended from clotheslines between trees and select antique quilts from the 1880s to 1940s will be on display inside the Thomas Edison house, Henry Ford house and the Edison guest house. Quilters' Guild participants will also have quilts available for sale. Quilts have a long…

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$45 – $50

Homeschool Wednesday School: Henry Ford and Mechanics

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us for a brand new homeschool offering: a series of day-long camps designed to expose students in grades 1-6 to all that Edison Ford has to offer! In this session, students learn about mechanical advantage and design through live demonstrations, trial and error, and teamwork. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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Edison Ford members: free; non-members: included with admission

Ask the Curator: Birthday Boy!

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Come celebrate William Leslie's birthday with Chief Curator Brent Newman. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-member.

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$20 – $30.

Rhythm on the River: Faithfully ( A Journey Tribute)

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Please join us for Rhythm on the River with Faithfully, a Journey Tribute Band! The band is a collection of seasoned musicians who have been entertaining audiences at nightclubs, fairs, and corporate events for nearly 30 years. They are in demand for their high energy stage show, tenor vocals and unraveled harmonies. The event takes place in the River Pavilion along the Caloosahatchee River, where guests can enjoy a beautiful sunset view. Bring your favorite lawn chair and a sweater…

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$45 – $50

Homeschool Wednesday School: A Lifetime of Innovation

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us for a brand new homeschool offering: a series of day-long camps designed to expose students in grades 1-6 to all that Edison Ford has to offer! In this session, students explore the scientific journeys of Edison's impactful life from his early experiments with electricity to his search for rubber. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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November 2019

Free

Edison Ford Garden Festival

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Our sponsor this year is Humana and Best Value. For anyone who enjoys gardening, this is a must-see event! Dozens of plant and garden vendors will have booths under the Banyan and other historic trees all around the museum and lab. This is an opportunity to shop for hard-to-find plants that grow successfully in Southwest Florida. The Edison Garden Shoppe will also have many plants, trees, herbs and garden-related item available for sale. Plant vendors and Edison Ford horticulturalists will…

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$135 – $150

School Break Camp: LEGO Mechanics

November 25 @ 9:00 am - November 27 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, build and explore with simple machines and mechanisms. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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December 2019

$90 – $100

School Break Camp: Forces of Flight

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 27 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, take flight with the physics and design of airborne objects! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$90 – $100

School Break Camp: 3D Printing and Design

December 30 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, participate in creative 3D design challenges! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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January 2020

$90 – $100

School Break Camp: 3D Printing and Design

January 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, participate in creative 3D design challenges! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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February 2020

$45 – $50

School Break Camp: Eco-Discovery

February 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1st and Hendry Street, Downtown Fort Myers, 1st Street and Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, explore Florida's habitat and our impact on it from estuaries to invasive species. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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March 2020

$45 – $50

School Break Camp: Designed by Girls

March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, explore engineering in this exciting day camp for girls only! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$220 – $250

School Break Camp: Code Camp

March 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, learn new platforms and skills each day while learning essential 21st century skills. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$15 – $25

Code Creators: Hello World

March 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, students explore the hardware and software of the small computer and electronics. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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April 2020

$15 – $25

Code Creators: Pythons and Pies

April 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, learn how to code on the Raspberry Pi using the dynamic software language of Python as students begin to code electronics and more. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$45 – $50

School Break Camp: The Chemistry of Food

April 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, learn the science behind a root beer float and other culinary queries in this delicious day camp! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$15 – $25

Code Creators: Animate It

April 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, students use the Raspberry Pi and a tiny camera to make a big animation! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$45 – $50

School Break Camp: Geo-Challenge!

April 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, explore cartography and geography in a property-wide scavenger hunt. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$15 – $25

Code Creators: Play It

April 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, students leverage their increasing skills to code various simple video games. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$15 – $25

Code Creators: Creative Computing

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, students fuse code with art from sticker design to birthday cards. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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May 2020

$15 – $25

Code Creators: Roving Robots

May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, electronics and computer science are unified as students build a pi-bot. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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