Events, Classes and Concerts at Edison and Ford Winter Estates


May 10, 2021


All Day

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901

There’s Lot’s Of Opportunities to Learn And Grow At The Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates website or call (239) 334-7419 for more detailed information including pricing. Some events are free.

Museum Musings: Edison’s Little Monster

April 28, 11 a.m.

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 Curatorial Registrar, Matt Andres for a discussion on the Edison’s Talking Dall and how it operates. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

Garden Talk- Growing Citrus

May 8 at 10 a.m.

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 highlight new research by the agricultural industry. For anyone who wants grow citrus trees in their own backyard this class will provide you with the proper tips on keeping your trees healthy. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon good toward plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. Registration is not required. Masks are required. This program is $10 for Edison Ford members and $15 for non-members.

Digital Discussion: “The Greatest of all my Inspiring Friends: Exploring the Friendship of Henry Ford and George Washington Carver” 

May 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for a free Zoom discussion about the friendship and business relationship between automobile magnate, Henry Ford and scientist and inventor, George Washington Carver.

This is a free virtual lecture. Registration is required at edisonford.org.

Museum Musings: The Mangoes

May 12, 11 a.m.

Henry Ford’s winter estates was called “The Mangoes”, named after the row of Mango trees that lined the pathway leading up to his home. In this talk, Curatorial Assistant, Tayelor Kakes will discuss the history of Mangoes and the different varieties that you can find throughout the property. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members. Masks are required.

Fort Myers Film Festival at Edison Ford

May 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the Fort Myers Film Festival. Four films will be shown on the Henry Ford estate lawn, along the Caloosahatchee River where guests will watch movies under the stars. Films include an Edison silent picture, a production featuring the late Sam Galloway, Jr. and two originals, “Stay Wild” and “A Greenlander.” The site is one of several locations hosting the Film Festival.

Strayhorn and Persons Attorneys and Counsellors at Law is the event sponsor. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Only a limited number of chairs will be provided, so guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair. For everyone’s safety, masks are required. Tickets are $10 for Edison Ford members, $15 for non-members and may be purchased at edisonford.org.

Museum Musings: Edison and his work with Cement

May 26, 11 a.m.

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 1910, Edison displayed a scale model of his poured concrete house at the Real Estate and Ideal Homes Exhibit at Madison Square Garden. In honor of this achievement, Chief Curator, Brent Newman will discuss Edison’s work with concrete.

This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members. Masks are required.

Art in the Gardens Exhibit

April 30- May 30

Students from local schools will participate in the 13th annual Art in the Gardens!

This year, each class from more than 20 schools will create art pieces using wooden fish (approximately 48″ X 18″). The students may paint or decorate the fish in a creative manner, using recyclable materials that can withstand the outdoors. The fish will be mounted on a fence near the butterfly garden for all visitors to view. There is no charge to see this exhibit.

This event runs from April 28, 2021 to May 30, 2021.

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