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NEW Ford Exhibit Open in Edison Ford Museum

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 8th

     The Edison Ford Museum has opened a new exhibit in celebration of Henry Ford’s 150 birthday. The exhibit, Henry Ford: His Inspiration & His Impact, 150 Years of Innovation, features Ford’s contributions to the automotive industry including several of his 161 patents, a collection of historic photographs, as well as artifacts and Ford inventions. Henry Ford, 150 Years of Innovation highlights Ford’s interest in the Edison Botanic Research Corporation and includes his experiment with soy beans. The exhibit includes a replica of one of the antique American quilts from the Ford collection, as well as other items that reflect the interests of the Ford family.

      Henry Ford is most noted as the father of the automobile. He was one of the greatest innovators and inventors of our time.  At one time he was the largest producer and distributor of films, an early pioneer in sustainability and “green science,” as well as a collector, accomplished dancer, and marketer whose business practices set the standard for advertising and marketing today.

      Ford met Thomas Edison while working as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company. In 1916 Ford purchased the estate right next door to Edison’s winter estate in Fort Myers. Edison, Ford and their families spent many winters together in southwest Florida, exploring, relaxing, working and innovating.

      Edison Ford is open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (with the final tour departing at 4:00 p.m.). Visitors can enjoy winter homes, gardens and lab, as well as the Edison Ford Museum. The air conditioned, 15,000 sq. ft. museum is filled with artifacts, inventions, galleries and exhibits celebrating the lives and legacies of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

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