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June 2022

Juneteenth Celebration at Edison Mall

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

Join us for a special tea with "Mina Edison" and "Dr. Ella Mae Piper" at Edison Mall to celebrate Juneteenth. The two icons will talk about life in Fort Myers during the 1920s. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with these historical figures throughout the presentation. Along the talk, artist Marie Dyer will design a painting that the public can purchase through a silent auction. Proceeds will be donated to local non-profit organizations in the Dunbar community, where Ella…

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Yoga by the River

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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weekly
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$15 – $20

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 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. All skill levels are welcome. This class is taught by Bonnie D'Angelo, a certified yoga instructor. Bonnie started her journey as a…

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July 2022

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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August 2022

Historian-led History Presentations

August 11 @ 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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