More than 150 decorators turned out for the installation of Holiday Nights at Edison Ford. They represented over a dozen different businesses, groups, and organizations. Over a several day period, they worked tirelessly on the historically correct decorations under the watchful eye of Mike Cosden, Chief Curator, and the Curatorial Department. The result is a dazzling recreation of the holidays with special focus on Florida. Pictured is the group from LCEC, Lee County Electric Cooperative, which took on the long Edison and Ford picket fences and also one of the porch trees – thanks LCEC and everyone who lent their talents and time! Decorators enjoyed a special preview night on November 24 to review all of the decorations with staff and each other.
Participating groups: American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest (Edison Main House Living Room and Library), Bennett’s Fresh Roast (Edison Kitchen), Edison Festival of Light (Ford Porch Tree), Edison Park Neighborhood Association (Ford Porch Trees and Garland), Florida Weekly (Edison Guest House Porch Tree), Fort Myers Beach Chamber (Edison Main House Porch Tree), General Electric (Edison Study Porch Tree and Interior), LCEC (McGregor Fence Garland and Main House Porch Tree), Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau (Ford House Serving Staff Quarters), Norris Home Furnishings (Edison Guest House Sitting Room), Open Door Shops (Edison Main House Master Bedroom), Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce (Edison Pool and Teahouse Area), Shell Point Retirement Community (Ford House Porch Trees), St. James City Volunteers with Brinson Family (Edison Dining Room), Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church (Ford House Garland), WGCU Public Media (Seminole Lodge Garland), Winn Dixie (Ford Kitchen and Pantry).