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founding females mary hill march 2015     A new original portrait of Mary Hill or “Mother Hill” has been installed in The Founding Females Exhibit. Mary Hill opened the most popular boarding house in Fort Myers which opened in 1889. Her portrait was created by artist, Celeste Borah.

The Founding Females Exhibit opened in February in the Edison Caretaker’s House and has been very well attended. It not only captures the unique attributes, which these “pioneer women” brought to the community, but also presents the works of a very well established group of artists. The result is a history exhibit and an art exhibit combined.

Throughout the next couple of months a series of workshops and tours will be available for the public including painting and drawing workshops, private group lectures (with lunch or refreshments optional) and Girl Scout Badge work. 

  • Legends and Legacy Tour in Fort Myers by True Tours. For more information call 239-945-0405
  • Marie Dyer’s Scarf Art – March 14. Call 239-334-7419 to register or for more information.
  • Artist Workshops: Leoma Lovegrove’s Collage Workshop on March 25th and 26th at Lovegrove Gallery. Call for        information: 239-283-6453
  • Megan Kissinger’s Zen Drawing in the Gardens on March 25th and Drawing in the Edison Gardens (Part 3) on March 28th. Call 239-334-7419 to register or for more information.

Special Programs for Girl Scouts for the Founding Females Art Exhibit, March 8, 15, 22, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

     March is Women’s History Month and the Founding Females Exhibit is all about the outstanding women, whose leadership and presence in Southwest Florida helped shape the region. Participating Scouts can register for this hour-long program, which includes hands-on activities, free time after touring Edison Ford, and access to the picnic area for refreshments. Call Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419 to register. Cost: $20 per Scout or participating sibling (includes one parent).



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