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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States

Upcoming Events

November 2019

Free

Volunteer Meeting and Lecture Series: Along the Caloosahatchee River

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Our November meeting features Amy Bennett Williams, author of Along the Caloosahatchee River. Amy, a journalist for The NewsPress, tells the Caloosahatchee’s story of the ancient animals that once roamed its shores, the 19thcentury entrepreneurs who bent it to their wills, and the celebrities who have relaxed on its waters. Richly illustrated with historical images and observations, the book chronicles the life of the waterway that joins the heart of Southwest Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Copies…

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$15 – $25

Homeschool Science Scholars: Simple Machines Grades 7-8

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Children and parents will learn, play, and gain valuable social skills while exploring the homes, gardens, and museum. The focus is on the history of mechanics and building simple machines. Advanced registration is required through our website or by calling 239-334-7419. The cost of this program is $15 for Edison Ford members and $25 for non-members.

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

Museum Musings: Clara Ford, the matron of Dearborn

November 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join Alexandria Edwards, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, as she explores the life and times of the woman they called the "Believer". This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

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$15 – $25

Homeschool Science Scholars: Simple Machines Grades 1-3

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Children and parents will learn, play, and gain valuable social skills while exploring the homes, gardens, and museum. The focus is on the history of mechanics and building simple machines. Advanced registration is required through our website or by calling 239-334-7419. The cost of this program is $15 for Edison Ford members and $25 for non-members.

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$15 – $25

Homeschool Science Scholars: Simple Machines Grades 4-6

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Children and parents will learn, play, and gain valuable social skills while exploring the homes, gardens, and museum. The focus is on the history of mechanics and building simple machines. Advanced registration is required through our website or by calling 239-334-7419. The cost of this program is $15 for Edison Ford members and $25 for non-members.

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$95 – $105

Adult Education Silk Scarf Workshops with Artist Marie Dyer

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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A variety of techniques will be taught to inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind scarf. The scarves can be worn or displayed as art! Participants may book a single date or return for multiple sessions. Advanced registration is required. Register online on our website at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/silk-scarf-painting-with-marie-dyer/ or call 239-334-7419. This session is $95 for Edison Ford members and $105 for non-members.

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$10 – $15

Emerging Inventors: Build-it!

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Children and parent will learn, play, and gain valuable social skills while exploring the homes, gardens, and museum. The theme is Build-it! Children will have the opportunity to build their own invention such as Edison did when he was growing up using a variety of different materials. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/emerging-inventors/ or call 239-334-7419. The cost of this program is $10 for Edison Ford members and $15 for non-members.

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

Museum Musings: Rev your engines!

November 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Automotive Curator, James Moss, leads a discussion on the V8 engine that truly revolutionized the industry. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

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$15 – $20

Yoga Along the River

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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This one-hour yoga class allows you to step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. Yoga prepares the body, mind, and spirit for meditation; both yoga and meditation purify, resulting in feeling recharged and rejuvenated. Skill level is beginner to intermediate. The class is taught by a certified yoga instructor from Gulfshore Yoga. Bring yoga mat, water, and towel. The ticket price does not include admission to the site. Class will be held in the…

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$20 – $30

Rhythm on the River with Peace of Woodstock

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Dig out your tie-dyed shirts and bell bottoms and travel back in time with Edison Ford as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Peace of Woodstock pays tribute to the famous three-day festival that was held in upstate New York in 1969. The show takes guests on a musical journey from the acoustic opening sounds of Richie Havens through the closing moments with the explosive, electric sounds of Jimi Hendrix. Bring a lawn chair and a sweater if the…

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

Museum Musings: Let’s talk Turkey

November 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join Collections Registrar, Matt Andres, as he showcases the Edison family turkey platter. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

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$95 – $105

Adult Education Silk Scarf Workshops with Artist Marie Dyer

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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A variety of techniques will inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind scarf. The scarves can be worn or displayed as art! Participants may book s single date or return for multiple sessions. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/silk-scarf-painting-with-marie-dyer/ or call 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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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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$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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$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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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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