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Edison Ford Members – Summer Camp Registration Opening

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 28th

     Early registration for Edison Ford Summer Camp will become available beginning December 1, 2014 to members only. Registration for the general public opens in January 2015. Camps are separated by grade levels, 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th.  Become a Member and sign up early as camps fill up quickly.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $200; non-members $230. For more information call Edison Ford at 239-334-7419.

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“Holiday Nights” Now Open through January 2, 2015

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 28th

Holiday Nights will be open from November 28, 2014 through January 2, 2015 every night, except for Christmas Eve (closing at 2:00 p.m.) and Christmas Day.

Join Cartoonist Doug MacGregor for “Cartooning with Santa” on December 5, 12 and 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

MEMBERS remember to pickup your  “Complimentary Guest Tickets” at the ticket counter or in the Museum Store.

      Groups of 20 or more can call 239-334-7419 for special rates and reservations.

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Edison Ford Member Celebration

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 27th

     Now in its 8th season, the Edison Ford Members had a lot to celebrate at the Annual Membership Party on October 19th. The evening included an update from Chris Pendleton, President & CEO, plus live music for dancing provided by Danny Morgan “Jazz Colours Ensemble”. Since the evening was all about the Jazz Era in the time of the Edison and Ford families, members came in appropriate dress of the era and enjoyed Gin Rickey and Bathtub Punch.

Some members hit the dance floor and some took on the Charleston Dance lessons provided by Alyce Bochette, Bochette Dance Studio.

The Annual Member Party is part of a membership program that includes lots of extras like FREE admission to Edison Ford and hundreds of other museums, history sites and gardens throughout the nation, discounts in programs like lectures and summer camp, and of course discounts in the Museum Stores. The Membership Program fees are applied to the education activities of Edison Ford.

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Scout Badge Programming – Register Today!

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 25th
  • December 1 – Tiger Scouts; December 2 – Wolf Scouts; December 3 – Bear Scouts; December 9 – Webelo Scouts; December 10 – Girl Scouts – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

cub scouts nov 2013 265x300 Scout Badge Programming   Register Today!       Edison Ford has designed unique programming for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Webelos where scouts earn badges while learning science, technology and history with hands-on, engaging experiments, demonstrations, projects and activities. Scouts and their parents can register by calling the Edison Ford Education Department at 239-334-7419. For more detailed information visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/scout-badge-programs/.  Cost: $20 per scout or participating sibling (includes admission for one parent).

girl scouts nov 2013 Scout Badge Programming   Register Today!

 

Edison Ford Gift Card for the Holidays

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 24th

Give a Membership, the Gift of Tickets, Education Programs or a Shopping Spree in the Museum Store or the Garden Shoppe

Members already know that as a Member of Edison Ford there are lots of benefits, such as discounts on tours, Museum store, Garden Shoppe, programs, Inventor’s Summer Camp, and Homeschool.

gift card back Edison Ford Gift Card for the Holidays     Did you know that you can purchase an Edison Ford gift card at the Museum Store online to give to friends or family members? This is a great way to become involved with the nifty Edison Ford Gift card shown here.

For more information call Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at 239-334-7419.

 

“Holiday Nights” Opens November 28, 6:00 p.m.

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 21st

Mark your calendar now for a very special Thanksgiving Weekend for your family and friends, with the opening of Holiday Nights set for Friday, November 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Nights cartoon palm tree “Holiday Nights” Opens November 28, 6:00 p.m.     All areas of Edison Ford will be open and decorated for the season, and there are some special events just for opening night:

 

  • Tree lighting at 6:00 p.m. with the Edisons, Fords and Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Performances throughout the gardens by the Naples Carolers
  • Holiday Wagon Rides with the Whispering Pines Clydesdales
  • The Marina at Edison Ford open for sunset River Cruises and dinner at Pinchers

 

Holiday Nights will be open from November 28, 2014 through January 2, 2015 every night, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Members can pick up their “Complimentary Guest Tickets” at the ticket counter or in the Museum Store beginning November 10. Groups of 20 or more can call 239-334-7419 for special rates and reservations.

 

Winter Break Camp – Robotics and Engineering

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 19th
  • pearce robot Winter Break Camp   Robotics and EngineeringDecember 22 & 23; December 29 & 30; March 30 – April 3; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

      Learn to build and program robots, work with LEGO EV3 Mindstorms and NXT programming software. No experience required, just a passion for engineering and robotics. Cost: Edison Ford Members $90; non-members $100.

For more information call Edison Ford at 239-334-7419.

 

Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe Ready for the Holidays

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 17th

The Shoppe at Bell Tower is now in its second year, and it’s  loaded with great gifts for the holidays and for the home. There is a great selection of art (like the beautiful wood carved hibiscus pictured), wearables, books, children’s games and toys, and food items.

museum store nov 2014 update Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe Ready for the Holidays      The focus of the Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe is handcrafted art by local artists and craftspeople. Many visitors say that the shop is a beautiful place with exciting and different merchandise.

Edison Ford gift cards are available at all of the Edison Ford shops and they can also be sent as a special gift with a card for later use, such as a Membership to Edison Ford, Tickets or a Shopping Spree in the Edison Ford shops and Garden Shoppe.

 

Edison Garden Market 2014

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 16th
  • November 22, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & November 23, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dozens of vendors from throughout Florida will be selling exotic and tropical plants, trees, garden art and supplies. The Garden Market attracts gardeners and visitors looking for unique and historical garden items.

The event is FREE to the public.

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Lecture for Volunteers and the Public

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 13th
  • November 18, 10:00 a.m. – Holiday Nights, South Florida Water Management Building Lecture Hall

      The monthly volunteer meeting will focus on holiday traditions and history and on the fabulous decoration and lighting of the season at Edison Ford. Chief Curator Mike Cosden and his curators will present the history of the holidays during the early part of the last century, especially focusing on Edison’s electric Christmas lights and Ford’s love of Santa Claus and his Santa Village.

Megan Kissinger, Conservator, and the team of exhibit volunteers will present a look at their wonderful handmade traditional ornaments and some tips on how to make your own.

Volunteers are needed to work Holiday Nights as hosts, for refreshments and throughout the site. RSVP to Holly or Bobby at 239-334-7419.

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