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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

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2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
239-334-7419 https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

April 2021

Digital Discussion: Buckingham Army During World War II

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer for a Digital Discussion on Buckingham Army Airfield, a training base in Lee County Florida established in 1942. At the time, it was the largest airfield in the State of Florida. Its primary mission during World War II was to train aerial gunners who would defend bombers. Mina Edison visited Buckingham Field during her time in Fort Myers and invited 25 GIs to her Seminole Lodge Estate for lunch and a swim. This is a…

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Museum Musings: Edison’s Electric Motor

April 14 @ 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. Join Site Historian, Phil Chase to learn about the history of Edison's work with the electrical generator motor. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

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Homeschool Science Scholars: The Engineering Process Grades 4-6

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$10 – $15

Join us and explore the "living laboratory" of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Our Wild Wizards will challenge your mind and foster collaboration in this homeschool science and engineering series. Classes take place in an outdoor environment (weather permitting). In this session, students navigate the "problem space" as they explore the engineering design process. Similar to the scientific method, this is a step-by-step procedure used to guide the process of problem solving. There will be a series of fun…

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Homeschool Science Scholars: The Engineering Design Process Grades 7-8

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$10 – $15

Join us and explore the "living laboratory" of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Our Wild Wizards will challenge your mind and foster collaboration in this homeschool science and engineering series. Classes take place in an outdoor environment (weather permitting). In this session, students navigate the "problem space" as they explore the engineering design process. Similar to the scientific method, this is a step-by-step procedure used to guide the process of problem solving. There will be a series of fun…

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Sunset Celebration

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$15 – $20

Visitors are invited to stroll the botanical gardens after regular hours for a special evening of music, refreshments and a sunset view over the Caloosahatchee River. Guests may also walk onto the porches of Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's winter homes and look inside through open doors. Jeff Feldstein will play an eclectic mix of crowd favorites. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and watch the sunset. Masks are required.…

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Silk Scarf Painting Class

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Join artist Marie Dyer for a silk scarf painting class. Participants will make a 14" X 72" silk scarf that can be worn or hung as a piece of artwork. All materials are included in the fee. No experience is required. Please register at least 24 hours in advance. Redeem your e-ticket at the ticket counter when you arrive for the class. Masks are required. Register online at edisonford.org. The cost of this program is $90 for Edison Ford members…

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Museum Musings: Edison’s Talking Doll

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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. In this presentation, Curatorial Registrar Matt Andres will discuss Edison's Talking Doll and explain how it works. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission to the site for non-members.

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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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