What makes this so interesting for us is that the project involves a book (Edison and Ford in Florida, Arcadia Publishing), a new exhibit and video program in the Museum “Edison and Ford in Southwest Florida,” and a series of lectures that will be scheduled ongoing. The lectures will be presented here at Edison Ford and also be available for group gatherings throughout the region.
Our editor at Arcadia Publishing tells us, “It’s a great book about the site and one of the more interesting books I’ve worked on here.”
We agree, as there are many new photographs of the legends and their families and friends. The photographs and accompanying text capture Florida a hundred years ago and really show what it was like to live here then. It is also interesting to see what has not changed and what has transitioned to a new Florida.
With Arcadia Publishing overseeing the project, we will be selling the book in our stores (Edison Ford Museum Store, Ford Caretaker’s Cottage Shoppe and the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower). The book will also be available on-line and in hundreds of locations regionally and nationally.
As always our sales benefit the preservation and education work of Edison Ford. Look for the book to come out in September and the exhibit to open shortly thereafter. Lectures will also be available at that time.
I am very proud of the work of our Curators, Mike Cosden and Brent Newman, on this project as well as their ongoing preservation of the site and their continual research into the Edison and Ford legacies. It is a great department, and I am sure you will agree when you read the book, see the exhibit and join us for a program.