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NEW … “Ask the Curator”

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 2nd
  • Wednesdays – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Every week we will focus on a historical artifact from the Edison and Ford era including furniture, inventions, clothing, machinery, books, etc. The topics will be set up monthly so you can focus on your interests and even bring your own treasure for a “look see.”

The topics for August are:

Matt Andres, Mike Cosden, Andrew Scheip, Brent Newman

Matt Andres, Mike Cosden, Andrew Scheip, Brent Newman

  • August 5 – Ford 1918 Model T Roadster (“Chuckwagon”) with             Automotive Curator James Moss
  • August 12 – Electric Vehicles and Edison Storage Batteries with Senior Site Historian and Chemist Jim Niccum
  • August 19 – Edison Power Systems and the “Current Wars” with Curator Mike Cosden
  • August 26 – Edison Films and Kinetoscopes with Volunteer Jim Hopton

We plan to also have an “Appraiser’s Afternoon” scheduled periodically as part of this ongoing program.

Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members may join with any estates admission.

2 Responses

  1. Kenneth D. Rager Says:

    To your knowledge was President Coolidge ever in Ft. Myers to visit Mr. Edison.

    Posted on August 2nd, 2015 at 10:32 pm

  2. Edison Ford Winter Estates Says:

    Great question, our records do not indicate that President Coolidge ever came to visit Thomas Edison in Fort Myers. Edison did meet with President Coolidge and his wife in Plymouth, Vermont on August 19, 1924 during one of their camping expeditions of the late 1910s & early 1920s. They toured a cheese factory together.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you have further questions.

    Posted on August 23rd, 2015 at 3:59 pm

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