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Edison Ford Director Tours 2015 Travel Season

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On February 15, 2015

      The Director Tours are a wonderful way to learn about Florida with private experiences at the sites, behind-the-scenes and the involvement of our staff and staff at the sites. Tours are filling fast, we now have limited seats available on most of the tours. 

We are already planning our full week in mid-September To Henry and Clara Ford’s sites in Dearborn, Michigan, special private opening and concert at the Henry Ford Estate, Greenfield Village Curator tours, The Henry Ford Museum, Picquette Model T Ford Plant and a trip north to Bloomfield Hills to visit the Cranbrook Academy of Art, founded in 1932, and includes historic structures, beautiful sculpture gardens and is the home of one of the leading architecture schools in the nation.  We will be staying at Henry Ford’s historic Dearborn Inn.

The program costs include all travel arrangements and tour fees. Edison Ford Members and Volunteers receive a special discount rate. RSVP to Nancy Achter at nachter@edisonfordwinterestates.org. Spots are filling up quickly.

  • directors tour bok tower nov 2014Lake Wales, Bok Gardens and Sanctuary, Pinewood Estate – February 28, 2015 (Waiting List) 

Historic Bok Sanctuary & Gardens was designed in 1921 by Frederick Law Olmstead, for Edward Bok and his wife, financier and music lover. It was designed with 100 acres of gardens full of live oaks, camellias, azaleas and a spectacular 60 bell carillon tower. In February the gardens are ablaze with blooming azaleas and camellia.

directors tour bok tower garden     The tour will also include the adjacent Pinewood Estate, a beautiful Meditarean style mansion and gardens from the early 1900’s. Private lunch will be at Pinewood Estate.

  • Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House & Gardens and Butterfly World, Coconut Creek, March 21, 2015 (Limited Seats Remaining) 

lorikeet     Bonnet House was completed in 1920 on the narrow barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Fort Lauderdale. This expansive Caribbean-style plantation house was designed and built for the artist Bartlett and his wife. Together they assembled an impressive collection of paintings (including their own) and decorative pieces from their international travel. The day also includes Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in the world with hundreds of butterflies, hummingbird and lorikeet aviaries and exotic plants throughout the ten acres. Lunch will be at Casablanca Café.

  • Mid Century Modern Sarasota, April 18, 2015 (Limited Seats Remaining) 

This tour will be led by Sarasota Historian and Fort Myers/Naples architect, Joyce Owens who will be joined by architects and trustees of the Sarasota School of Design Foundation which oversees the historic structures of the Mid Century Modern centuries of the 1950’s. The day will include a walking tour of Lido Key and a bus tour of favorite Sarasota buildings with lunch on St. Armand’s Circle at the Shore Diner.

directors tour sarasota jan 2015

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