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July 2021

Digital Discussion: The Amish and Amish-Mennonites of Sarasota, Florida

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

Throughout the 1920s, the Edison family spent a lot of time in Fort Myers. When the Edison's were in Southwest Florida, the Amish began traveling to Pinecraft, a campground and neighborhood in Sarasota, just north of Fort Myers. The earliest Amish and Mennonite visitors traveled to Florida to escape cold temperatures up north. They also wanted more opportunities to farm during the winter months. Although their farming efforts were not successful, Pinecraft became a major vacation destination for these communities…

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Fun online Happy Hour meetup every Friday, 5 pm – 5.40 pm

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
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Fun online Happy Hour meetup every Friday, 5 pm – 5.40 pm

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
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August 2021

Automotive Tour

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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weekly
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$6 – $19

Join Automotive Curator James Moss, for a new perspective on the evolution of the automobile. Learn about production and how to operate a vehicle. From the Model T to the Model A, gasoline to electric, the Ford Motor Company and beyond, the Automotive Tour promises to offer a new way to connect with one of our most popular collections. Reservations are not required for this tour. Edison Ford members: $15; non-members: Adults $40, Teens (13=19) $30, Children (6-12) $16

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Inside-the-Homes Tour

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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weekly
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$6 – $20.

This tour is a unique opportunity to take a sneak peek inside normally-closed off areas of Thomas Edison's "Seminole Lodge" and "Henry Ford's "The Mangoes." The approximate tour time is 90 minutes to two hours. (Allow additional time to view the museum, laboratory, and gardens.) Limited reservations are available for this tour, pre-registration is required by calling 239-335-3674. Tours on Tuesdays are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Edison Ford members: free (one time); non-members: Adults $50, Teens (13-19) $35,…

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