Events, Classes and Concerts at Edison and Ford Winter Estates


May 20, 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.


Film Festival

Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of films under the stars! Several films will be shown on the historic Henry Ford lawn, along the Caloosahatchee River for an unforgettable evening. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Films:

Edison Kinetophone Sound Film: “Nursery Favorites,” 1913

In the era of silent films, Edison and his staff began experimenting with a device to synchronize sound and moving pictures: the kinetophone. This compilation of nursery rhymes is a fascinating moment in the history of “talkies.”

“The Koreshans: Legends and Legacies of Estero’s Urban Pioneers,” by Ilene Safron and Main Sail Video Productions

Visitors will learn a lot about the Koreshans in a film that presents a series of re-enactments, 3D animations and interviews with contemporary scholars. The Koreshans brought culture and industry to Southwest Florida. They had one of the first symphony orchestras in the state and owned and operated nearly thirty businesses, including a machine shop, general store, bakery, post office and school. The film also explains the connection between the Edisons, Fords and the Koreshan settlement.

Tickets: $10 for Edison Ford members; $15 for non-members (for all films)


Digital Discussion: Baseball During the Civil War 

May 10, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. 

 Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

According to Thomas Edison, “baseball is the greatest of American games”. Baseball was a popular pastime that emerged when Thomas Edison was a teenager during the Civil War. Learn about the world-famous inventor’s favorite game, its impact on the soldiers, and how it was played during the war. Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this Free Digital Discussion. Register for this free lecture at edisonford.org


Garden Talk: Bulbarama

May 14, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

Learn about the different bulbs that can be grown here in Southwest Florida and how to add them to your garden. Participants will receive a coupon for 20% off plant purchase in the Garden Shoppe. Talks typically last about 1.5 hours. Guests should wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and bring drinking water.

Registration is only available at the door. Edison Ford members: $10; non-members: $15


Art in the Gardens

April 30, 2022 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.


Step Into History Presentations with Edison Ford Site Historians

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.

Included with admission: reservations are not required


Yoga in the Moonlight Garden

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (May 4, 11, 18, and 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.

This event runs from April 22, 2022 to May 29, 2022.

Upcoming Dates:
  • May 19, 2022 | All Day
  • May 20, 2022 | All Day
  • May 21, 2022 | All Day
  • May 22, 2022 | All Day
  • May 23, 2022 | All Day
  • May 24, 2022 | All Day
  • May 25, 2022 | All Day
  • May 26, 2022 | All Day
  • May 27, 2022 | All Day
  • May 28, 2022 | All Day
  • May 29, 2022 | All Day