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July Events

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 6th


July at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the return of Henry Fords Birthday Celebration and Estates Inventors Summer Camp as well as a variety of other special programs throughout the month of July.


The July schedule of programs and events include:

NEW Exhibit Opening: Music, Movies, & Dance with Edison & Ford July 2009 Opening mid-July, this special exhibit focuses on the interests and inventions of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford related to music, dance and the movies. The exhibit will include a collection of phonographs, projectors and other artifacts connected to sound, music and the movies. The exhibit will also include viewing of early Edison silent films, performances of period music on the Edison piano and other related program activities throughout the year. The exhibit is free with any paid Estates admission and Estates Members are FREE.

Estates open July 4th:  The Edison & Ford Winter Estates will be open July 4th from 9 AM 5:30 PM. Estates members are FREE and there are several reciprocal admission programs.

Estates Inventors Summer Camp Programs for grades 4th 6th and 1st 3rd Space Still Available Registration is still open for summer camp at the Estates for a one of a kind experience, discovering, learning, inventing and creating to make learning fun.

All camp sessions will be held in the historic Edison Caretakers House (air-conditioned) although some of the activities will be held in the Estates outdoor program buildings. Camp sessions begin at 9:00 am and end at either 3:00 p.m. or 4 p.m. depending on the session. Cost for each camp session is $200 for Estates Members; $230 for non-members. Registration is required. To register call the Estates Education Department at 2393347419.

Session 4 & 9: Movie Making Magic Session 4: July 6 10; Session 9: August 10 14; Grades 4th 6th

Campers will act, direct, operate cameras and build sets as they become fully immersed in the art of film making.

Campers will explore the power of sound energy as they learn the genius of Thomas Edison and his phonograph.

Session 5: Wild Green July 13 – 17; Grades 4th 6th

Campers will explore the treasures of the Estates gardens as they discover plants and trees from exotic locations. Taste, touch, smell, listen, and see the tropical botanic wonders combining environmental science with hands-on fun.

Session 6:ESI: Edison Science Investigation July 20-24; Grades 4th 6th

Each day campers will be presented with a different mystery and they will only be given normal everyday items to solve them. This fun and challenging camp will exercise your mind and body as the clock ticks away to solve the mystery!

Session 7: The Wizards World July 27 July 31; Grades 1st 3rd

Step back in time and investigate the inner workings of the light bulb, discover trees and plants brought here from around the world, and create inspired works of art!

Session 8: Spaceships & Rockets August 3 7; Grades 1st 3rd

Campers will explore the outer reaches of the universe with our resident spaceman. Visit planets, collect samples, float on our Lunar Lander and much more during this five day adventure.

Mini Inventors Club, Session 1: August 10 & 11; Session 2: August 12 & 13; for incoming Pre-K and Kindergarteners; 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Learning while having fun, little campers (accompanied by an adult), will make new friends as they discover and explore the Edison and Ford homes, gardens, lab and Museum; participate in science and art activities and enjoy story-time with Mr.& Mrs. Edison. Registration required. Estates Members $10; non members $25 (includes one adult and one child, additional children $5).

New Volunteer Orientation: July 14, 10 AM Join Estates staff to learn about volunteer opportunities, Estates policies and general Museum information. This is a mandatory training for all Estates volunteers. New and potential volunteers are welcome.

Docent Training: July 21, 9 AM New Estates volunteers who are interested in becoming Edison & Ford porch, Lab and Museum docents, or leading a group tour of the Estates grounds must attend this mandatory meeting.

Quilting Demonstration: July 25, 10 AM 1 PM Quilters from the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild will be demonstrating quilting techniques in the Edison Caretakers House. Members of the Guild will be available to answer questions on techniques and care. In the early 1900s Henry Ford collected, celebrated and displayed quilts and other historical objects. The Southwest Florida Quilters Guild presented the Estates with a replica Ford Collection Quilt that is on exhibit in the Estates Museum. Demonstration is FREE with purchase of Estates Home and Garden Tour ticket.

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