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Edison & Ford Winter Estates Blog

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Blog


Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director

Photo attachments:  Corning Museum Roadshow at the Norton Museum of Art; Whitehall Estate, Palm Beach Director’s Tour with Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Corning Museum Roadshow added to Edison Ford Director’s Tour to
Palm Beach – January 21, 2012

 Fort Myers, FL(January 9, 2012)- The public is invited to join Edison & Ford Winter Estates President & CEO, Chris Pendleton and Curatorial Staff for a Director’s Tour to Palm Beach on January 21, 2012.

 Palm Beach in season has been a winter tour destination since Henry Flagler brought the railroad there a century ago.  Participants will tour the Flagler Museum and Whitehall Estate which has recently expanded to include the Henry Flagler railroad car and new gallery areas.  After lunch, the tour will move to the historic Society of the Four Arts Gardens, the adjacent Hulitar Sculpture Gardens, and the Norton Museum of Art to view the Corning Museum of Glass Roadshow.  The Corning Roadshow is of interest to the Edison Ford as the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory has an important historical collection of early Corning Glass as part of their collection.

 The Corning Museum Roadshow is the world’s premiere mobile glassblowing unit, a mobile “hotshop” at the Norton Museum of Art.  The Norton Museum is internationally known for its permanent collection featuring American, Chinese, Contemporary, European Art and Photography.

The cost of the tour is $85 for Edison Ford volunteers; $90 for Edison Ford Members, $95 for non-members and includes a charter bus ride, admission, lunch, taxes, gratuities, snacks and refreshments.  To make reservations call the Edison Ford at 239-334-7419.  Reservations are limited.

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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