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April 2021

Membership Promotion with Cade Museum

April 16 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 5:30 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Cade Museum are teaming up for a unique member-only promotion! From April 15 through May 31, 2021, members of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and the Cade Museum (located in Gainesville, Florida), can take advantage of a unique promotion. Hotels near each location are offering special discounts so that members can visit each each museum for free through the reciprocal admission program. Currently, the Cade is running two exhibits of special interest…

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May 2021

Garden Talk: Growing Citrus

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$10 – $15

For many years, Florida has been the citrus capital of the world. 300 citrus trees once stood throughout the Edison property. It is essential that citrus trees are properly cared for and the necessary steps are taken to protect them from citrus greening. Join us for this informative talk on citrus best care practices highlighting new research findings from the citrus industry.. For anyone who wants to grow citrus trees in their own backyard, this class will provide you with…

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Digital Discussion: The Greatest of all my Inspiring Friends: Exploring the Friendship of Henry Ford and George Washington Carver

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for a free zoom discussion about the friendship and business relationship between automobile magnate, Henry Ford and scientist and inventor, George Washington Carver. This is a free virtual lecture. Registration is required at edisonford.org.

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Museum Musings: The Mangoes

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Edison Ford members: free; non-members: included with admission

Museum Musings is an ongoing biweekly program that takes place on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and provides in-depth information on a specific topic pertaining to our site. Henry Ford's winter estate was called "The Mangoes", named after the row of Mango trees that lined the pathway leading up to his home. In this talk, Curatorial Assistant, Tayelor Kakes will discuss the history of mangoes and the different varieties that you can find throughout the property. This program is free for…

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