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NEW Item in the Museum Stores and Bell Tower Shoppe

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 20th

 talking doll NEW Item in the Museum Stores and Bell Tower Shoppe     A wonderful replica of the original Edison Talking Doll in the Museum Gallery is now for sale in the Museum Stores. She was Edison’s 643 patent and manufactured in 1890. She is a wonderful gift for all ages (especially doll collectors) at $29.95. Edison Ford Members receive a 10% discount.

To hear the original recording, scan the QR code below or click heretalking doll qr code NEW Item in the Museum Stores and Bell Tower Shoppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration for Art Programs Now Open

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 18th

leoma oct 2014 Registration for Art Programs Now OpenTwo Different Workshops with artist Leoma Lovegrove

     Nationally known artist, Leoma Lovegrove teaches only at Edison Ford and in France. Don’t miss this chance to work with this master teacher and renowned artist. Cost: Edison Ford Members $350, non-members $375.

November 12 & 13, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Painting in the Gardens

     Learn painting technique and create original work in the Edison Moonlight Garden and the New West Porch at the Museum. Good for all skill levels, supply list will be provided.

March 25 & 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Collage

     Create history through personal photographs and other objects combined with painting and the instruction of Leoma Lovegrove. Work in areas of Edison Ford and at The Marina at Edison Ford. Lunch on your own at Pinchers with Leoma.

 

Scarf Art with artist Marie Dyer

November 15, 2014, January 24, 2015, March 14, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

      Join artist Marie Dyer and create your own hand painted silk scarf. Marie will teach a variety of techniques to inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind scarf. All materials will be provided to produce a finished piece. “Scarf Art” classes will be located on the West Museum Porch at Edison Ford. Bring a lunch or enjoy lunch at the Banyan Refreshment area or Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford. Cost: Edison Ford Members $75; non-members $80 (includes all materials and scarf).

 

Award Winning Site Continues to Garner Awards

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 16th

E Awards and inventors hall of fame october 2014 Award Winning Site Continues to Garner Awards

Edison Ford Annual Clothesline Quilt Show

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 14th
  • October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Quilt show 2014 october Edison Ford Annual Clothesline Quilt Show      The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the Southwest Florida Quilter’s Guild will be “airing their quilts” on clotheslines in front of Seminole Lodge, the winter estate of Thomas and Mina Edison.

The tradition of “airing” quilts dates back to Colonial America when women would take quilts out of summer storage and “air” them in autumn for use in winter. In addition to the contemporary quilts available for show and sale, a variety of antique quilts will be on display.

Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members $5.

 

Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 13th
  • October 24, Edison & Ford Winter Estates; 7:30 p.m.
  • October 25, Florida SouthWestern State College, Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus; 7:30 p.m.

      The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival returns for the eighth season to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, October 24 outdoors on the river side lawn of the Ford Estate and Florida SouthWestern State College, Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Richard H. Rush Library and Auditorium, October 25.

The Black Maria Film Festival is an international, award winning festival that has toured the nation for 33 years and is hosted by museums and colleges throughout the nation showcasing independent and experimental film and video. The films include a variety of contemporary works drawn from the annual juried selection of award winning films and videos. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films. Guest Speaker, Clayton Hemmert, Board President & CEO of Crew Cuts, New York City.

Tickets are on sale now at Edison Ford in the museum store. Cost: October 24 – Edison Ford Members $10; non-members $15; FSW Students $8; October 25 – FSW Students Free; general public $15; $25 for both nights. For ticket information call 239-334-7419. For more information visit Edison Ford, Black Maria Film Festival, or Florida Southwestern State College.

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Volunteer Meeting and Program

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 11th
  • October 22, 11:00 – Seafood 101 at Pinchers Crab Shack

      The monthly volunteer meeting has been moved a little later in the day to 11:00 a.m. It will include a full class on seafood, how to eat it, love it and understand it, taught by Pinchers owner, Grant Phelan. Pinchers fresh seafood includes a crab and fish operation on Pine Island for blue crab, stone crab, shrimp, fish and other local seafood. The program will be blue crab 300x224 Volunteer Meeting and Programpresented at Pinchers next door through the Edison Coconut Grove. RSVP to Holly or Bobby at 239-334-7419  Remember – volunteers receive FREE admission aboard the M/V Edison Explorer departing daily at The Marina at Edison Ford. Volunteers are encouraged to make reservations with Holly or Bobby to reserve their space. Visit our Web site for information on volunteer opportunities.

 

Annual Member Celebration – Jazz Age Garden Party

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 10th

jazz cartoon Annual Member Celebration   Jazz Age Garden Party    Join us on the new Museum West Porch, in the Porch Gardens and in the Museum for our Annual Member Celebration. Members and guests are encouraged to come in 1920s or 1930s attire. (Costume rental available from Vamped Up Vintage at 239-936-4888 … or “business garden casual”).

The event will include Jazz Age music by Danny Morgan, Jazz Colours Ensemble; for listening and dancing; dance performances and Charleston lessons with Alyce Bochette of Dance Bochette; update on what’s happening at Edison Ford with President & CEO Chris Pendleton; photo booth and much more.

Complimentary Bathtub Punch, water and Gatsby themed cheese and fruit sampler will be available. Gin Rickey, Champagne Cocktail, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Boxed dinners will be available for $15 and include hot fried chicken or veggie wrap. Dinners must be ordered in advance.

Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members $20. RSVP to Edison Ford Membership Coordinator, Darlene Hermey at 239-334-7419.

 

Robotics at Edison Ford

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 9th

Pearce robotics Robotics at Edison Ford     This November, middle and high school students will have the opportunity to work alongside Pearce Augustenborg, Edison Ford educator, to learn about programming and robotics. This three-part class on robotics and computer science will prepare students to work with, build and code a custom robot. Each class will have a minimum of six students per class and a maximum of ten students.

  • November 4 - Students learn the basic architecture of C+ based code. Within a small group, students will code and move servos and motors to accomplish a task.

 

  • November 18 - Students will learn basic mechanics and how to wire a tetrix based robot. Students become more comfortable with Robot C code as their software begins to match their hardware.

 

  • November 25 - In the final class students use all their knowledge to accomplish several difficult tasks.

 

Cost: Edison Ford Members $25; non-members $30. To register contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

Edison Ford Homeschool

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 7th
  • History of Technology – Parachutes, October 10, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Robotics – Electricity & Circuits, October 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; October 10, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

homeschool robotics pearce 300x235 Edison Ford Homeschool       Edison Ford offers a unique opportunity for homeschool families to learn science and history by exploring many of Edison’s inventions, ranging from electricity to movies. Each session follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (Common Core). Parents will receive curriculum outlines for each class. Each class for Robotics and History involves hands-on activities, and requires team work, critical thinking, problem solving and presentations from the students.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $15 (one adult; one child); non-members $25 (one adult, one child). Each additional child $15. To register call Edison Ford at 239-334-7419. Visit our Web site for complete schedule of homeschool classes.

 

Emerging Inventors – Pumpkin Party

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 6th
  • October 16; 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

emerging inventors august 2014 254x300 Emerging Inventors   Pumpkin Party   Edison Ford Emerging Inventors Early Learning Program for one – three year old children and their parents. The program includes education activities, experiments and exploring the homes, gardens and museum at Edison Ford. Each month has a different theme and each session will introduce science through activities.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $5 (one adult, one child); non-members $15 (one adult, one child). Each additional child $5. To register for classes call the Edison Ford Education Department at 239-334-7419.