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Thomas Edison’s 175th Birthday Celebration

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Come celebrate Thomas Edison’s 175th birthday with us! The annual tradition continues with students from the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School singing, dancing and playing stringed instruments. Cake will be served for visitors attending the party, which is sponsored in part by the Edison Pageant of Light, the organization founded in 1938 to memorialize Thomas Edison and honor his achievements and contributions in Fort Myers.

Birthday Itinerary:
At 10 a.m., everyone will gather at the Banyan picnic pavilion (behind the Banyan tree).
-Mike Flanders, Edison and Ford Winter Estates CEO will give a brief welcome
and thank the Edison Pageant of Light organizers for providing the cake.
-Students from the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School will
perform stringed instruments.
-The Boys in Black from the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School
will sing and dance.
-Students will sing happy birthday to history character, Mr. Edison.
-Birthday cake will be served.

At 11 a.m., music will be played on the antique Calliope (circus car).

At 2 p.m., John Kurdyla, a phonograph expert, will provide a phonograph demonstration (on the museum porch).

The party is a free public event (does not include tours or admission to the museum or lab) with limited seating.

Details

Date:
February 11
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

Venue

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Phone:
239-334-7419
Website:
https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/