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July 2022

Historian-led History Presentations

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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weekly
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$25

Each week, Edison 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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Garden Talk: Vines and Trellises

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$10 – $15

In this talk, learn how to grow and care for vines in their home landscape with Edison Ford horticulturists. Each attendee will receive a 20% off coupon for use on plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. Advance registration is not required. Please meet at the Welcome Booth after checking in at the ticket counter. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes, and bring drinking water. Edison Ford members: $10; non-members; $15

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Digital Discussion: Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

Thomas Edison worked as a traveling telegraph during the Civil War. At the same time, a college professor, Joshua Chamberlain, led his troops into battle at Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this digital discussion. Holly was a volunteer docent at the Joshua Chamberlain Museum in Brunswick, Maine, before becoming a Program Manager at the Estates. This is a free virtual lecture. Register online at edisonford.org.

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