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Edison & Ford Winter Estates Blog

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Blog


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Photo attachments:  Edison & Ford Holiday Nights Tree Trail free to the public, open through Dec. 31

Edison & Ford Holiday Nights 2011 Children’s Tree Trail
In Heritage Gardens December 2 – 31

Fort Myers, FL(December 6, 2011) Edison & Ford Holiday Nights Children’s Tree Trail located in the Edison Ford Heritage Gardens is open and FREE to the public, through December 31, 2011.  The Children’s Tree Trail is a holiday tradition during Edison & Ford Holiday Nights with handmade ornaments on trees created by Lee County students.

The following schools have decorated a tree for the 2011 holiday season:

Allen Park Elementary; Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Elementary; Caloosa Middle; Cape Coral High; Challenger Middle; Colonial Elementary; Cypress Lake Middle; Edgewood Academy; Edison Ford Homeschoolers; Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts; Estero High; Fort Myers Beach Elementary; Franklin Park Elementary; Harns Marsh Elementary; Heights Elementary; Island Coast High; Manatee Elementary; Mirror Lakes Elementary; North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts; Orange River Elementary; Patriot Elementary; Pinewoods Elementary; Ray V. Pottorf Elementary; Royal Palm Exceptional Center; San Carlos Park Elementary; Skyline Elementary; St. Andrew Catholic School; St. Francis Xavier; Tanglewood Elementary; Three Oaks Elementary; Trafalgar Elementary; Trafalgar Middle; Treeline Elementary; Tropic Isles Elementary; Varsity Lakes Middle; and Veterans Park Academy for the Arts.  Support provided by the Lee County Foundation for Public Schools, Lee Art Teachers Association and Golden Apple Teachers.

During the holidays the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated, the Edison Ford Inventor’s Museum and Edison Botanic Research Lab are open and nightly entertainment at 7 p.m. is provided by school and community groups.  The Children’s Tree Trail is free to the public.

Edison & Ford Holiday Nights are $15 for adults and $1 for children (6 -12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $1 for children (6 -12).  Groups may schedule guided or unguided tours from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and will receive a discounted group rate.

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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