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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States

Upcoming Events

May 2022

$15 – $20

Yoga by the River

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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weekly
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Although yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years, it has become increasingly popular during the past decade. Aside from the health benefits, it offers us a deeper connection to our inner self, nature and to the community. This one-hour yoga class allows you to step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. Yoga helps to recharge the body, mind and spirit. Class will be held by the River Pavilion. All skill levels are…

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$25

Historian-led History Presentations

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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weekly
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Each week, Edison and Ford Historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to our site. Topics include: the Edison Family; The Vagabonds - a group of travelers that included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs; Willow Run, Edison's Home; the Ford family; Mina Edison; Generators and Electricity; Queenie Adams; and Edison Spring Training. This program is held in the 15,000-square-foot museum. Included with admission: reservations are not required.

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June 2022

$200 – $230

Summer Camp: Robot Round Up

June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
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daily
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us as science and history come alive in our living laboratory! Programs are designed for students in grades K-2 and 3-5. In this session, students will learn the principles of robotics in this high-tech camp. They will design, build, and code robotics as they tackle daily challenges. No experience is required in this crash course to robotic engineering. To register and view health, safety and scholarship information, please visit edisonford.org. Sponsored by Entech, Fred and Gingy Quinn, Scientists Society…

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$10 – $15

Garden Talk: Bromeliads

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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The Edison's loved to grow Bromeliads in their gardens, and we continue to plant them throughout the property, adding color, form and texture wherever we find room. The Horticulture team will explain the many different types of bromeliads and where it is best to plant: sun, shade, or in trees, so they will thrive in your garden. Learn planting techniques, and long-term care for these tropical wonders. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes, hat and sunscreen. There will be many types of…

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Free

Digital Discussion: The Ringlings of Sarasota

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In 1924, John and Mable Ringling began building their home- Ca'd'Zan, in Sarasota, Florida, while Thomas and Mina Edison were visiting their Seminole Lodge Estate in Fort Myers. In this informative talk, learn about the history of Ringling family in Sarasota and their connection to Mr. Edison. Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this free discussion. Please register online at edisonford.org.

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