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Book Signing – Edison and Ford in Florida

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On September 6th
  • September 10, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Book Signing and Program by the Authors: Mike Cosden, Chief Curator; Brent Newman, Assistant Curator; Chris Pendleton, President & CEO

Edison & Ford in Florida Book      Edison and Ford in Florida is the first book to include a comprehensive look at the impact of the two friends, inventors and entrepreneurs in Florida. In the process of assembling the book, the authors uncovered many new photographs and information about how the joint properties known today as the Edison & Ford Winter Estates made the transition from private estates to a world renowned historical, botanical and scientific site.

The publisher, Arcadia Books, has high praise for the goal of taking the history of Edison and Ford through the beginning days of 1885 in Florida to the current day. The book’s Introduction, traces the men from birth (Thomas Edison in 1847 and Henry Ford in 1863) through important dates in their lives – like Edison’s arrival in Fort Myers in 1885.

The book will be sold at all of the Edison Ford stores (Museum Store, Ford Cottage Shoppe, Edison Ford Shop at Bell Tower Shops and on-line) and also at bookstores and other retail locations throughout the nation. This will have a very positive impact and spread the word about Edison and Ford, and the Fort Myers historical site.

Please plan to join the authors for the opening book signing, which will be the first in a series of projects involving the book and the accompanying special exhibit which will open in November.

FIRST TICKET COUNTER     The authors will also be available to present lectures and book signings off-site throughout the region. Also in process is a traveling component of the exhibit. Call to schedule off-site programs or special programs on-site.

Pictured is the first ticket area and museum store which still exists today and was a conversion of Edison’s original laboratory garage.

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