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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

August 2021

Inside-the-Homes Tour

August 5 @ 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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Automotive Tour

August 9 @ 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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Digital Discussion: General Winfield Scott Hancock, Almira Hancock, and the early citizens of Fort Myers

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

General Winfield Scott Hancock was stationed in Fort Myers during the Third Seminole War roughly 30 years prior to Edison's arrival in 1885. General Scott lived with his family at the fort, where his wife Almira gave birth to their second child. In this informative discussion, Site Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, will discuss the time they spent in Southwest Florida, highlighting details from Almira Hancock's book, "Reminiscences of Winfield Scott Hancock." A timeline of Hancock's life will be covered, including…

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Garden Talk: Growing Orchids

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$10 – $15

Summer is the perfect time of year for orchids to grow, so now is the perfect time to decide to re-pot an orchid into a large pot or try attaching them to trees. During this talk, we'll discuss the different types of orchids and what their specific needs are. If you have any questions about an orchid in your collection, bring it along so we can answer your questions. Participants will receive a 20% off coupon for use toward plants…

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National Honey Bee Day and Plant Sale

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

Celebrate National Honey Bee Day with a plant sale, hands-on honey bee presentations, and honey extraction demonstrations. We will have a few vendors selling plants, a food truck, live music, and some beverages available for purchase. The sale will take place outdoors, in the Garden Shoppe and surrounding areas. Plus, learn about Florida native wildflowers and how to attract honeybees, native bees and other pollinators to your garden. Local horticulturists and bee keepers will have information tables available, so bring…

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