Events, Classes and Concerts at Edison and Ford Winter Estates


May 25, 2022


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

Here’s information on the Edison and Ford Holiday Nights.


Art in the Gardens

Now through May 29, 2022

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

This outdoor exhibit features handmade sculptures made by school children from a dozen Lee County schools. Educators from participating schools will receive a 30” x 30” five-pointed star that students can paint or decorate with recyclable materials. Each school’s star will be on display in the gardens outside the museum.


Sustainable Conceptions Exhibit

Now through May 29

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

While the green movement was not popular during their lifetime, Edison and Ford both recognized the importance of recycling and reusing materials. This exhibit showcases art inspired by Edison and Ford’s efforts to reuse products and their abilities to work toward a sustainable future. Artwork will be on display in the Edison Caretaker’s House through May 29.

Visitors may vote on their favorite piece by placing a ballot in a box after viewing the exhibit. They winners will be announced once the exhibition is complete in May 2022.


Yoga in the Moonlight Garden

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (May 25)

 Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

This one 1-hour yoga class allows you to step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. All skill levels welcome. The class is taught by Bonnie D’Angelo, a certified yoga instructor. She is RYT200 certified with Yoga Alliance and working toward RYT300. She is certified in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 and will continue the path towards Reiki Master & Energy Worker.

Tickets are available at edisonford.org or the ticket counter. Bring a yoga mat, water, and towel. Admission to the site is not included.


Digital Discussion: The Ringlings of Sarasota 
June 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. 
 
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
In 1924, John and Mable Ringling began building their home- Ca’d’Zan, in Sarasota, Florida, while Thomas and Mina Edison were visiting their Seminole Lodge Estate in Fort Myers. In this informative talk, learn about the history of Ringling family in Sarasota and their connection to Mr. Edison.
Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this free discussion. Please register online at edisonford.org.
239-334-7419

Garden Talk: Bromeliads 
June 11, 2022 at 10 a.m. 
 
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
The Edison’s loved to grow Bromeliads in their gardens, and we continue to plant them throughout the property, adding color, form and texture wherever we find room. The Horticulture team will explain the many different types of bromeliads and where it is best to plant: sun, shade, or in trees, so they will thrive in your garden. Learn planting techniques, and long-term care for these tropical wonders. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes, hat and sunscreen. There will be many types of bromeliads for sale, and participants will receive a 20% off coupon for use on plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. Participants will meet in front of the information booth after checking in at the ticket office.
Cost: Edison Ford members: $10; non-members: $15
239-334-7419

Yoga By the River 
Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29)
 
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
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. The class is taught by Bonnie D’Angelo, a certified yoga instructor. She is RYT200 certified with Yoga Alliance and working toward RYT300. She is certified in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 and will continue the path towards Reiki Master and Energy Worker.
Tickets are available at edisonford.org or the ticket counter. Bring a yoga mat, water, and towel. Admission to the site is not included.
Edison Ford members: $15; non-members: $20
239-334-7419

 

History Presentations 
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. 
 
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.
239-334-7419

Automotive Tour 
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 
 
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
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 a new way to connect with one of our most popular collections. Reservations are not required for this tour.
Cost: Edison Ford members: $15; non-members: Adults: $40, Teens (13-19) $30, Children (6-12) $16
239-334-7419

Inside-the-Homes Tour  
Tuesdays 11 a.m. (first-come, first-served)
Thursdays at 11 a.m. (pre-registration required) 
 
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
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.” 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.
Cost: Edison Ford members: free (one time); non-members: Adults: $50, Teens (13-19) $35, Children (6-12): $20
239-334-7419

This event runs from May 20, 2022 to June 30, 2022.

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