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Artists and Authors Night at Edison Ford

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 7th
  • December 13, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Museum and West Porch

artists and authors dec 2014 update Artists and Authors Night at Edison Ford      Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Edison Ford Artists and Authors will personalize artwork and books for a one-of-a-kind gift.

For more information on which Artists and Authors will be available visit our events page online or call239-334-7419.

 

 

 

Volunteer Program – Curator’s Pics and the Literacy Buddy Project

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 5th
  • December 9, 10:00 a.m. – Curator’s Pick Books and Literacy Buddy Project

      Learn how you can become a Literacy Buddy. Edison Ford staff and volunteers have been supporters of this program for several years. Our Guest Speaker will be Donna Thompson, Quality Resource Advisor of the Literacy Buddy Project.

Andrew Scheip, Curatorial Assistant, Site Historian and Media Purchaser at Edison Ford will be speaking about some of our favorite children and adult books available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Meetings are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers and the public. For information on becoming an Edison Ford volunteer call the Edison Ford Volunteer Department at 239-334-7419 or visit us online.

Volunteers are needed to work Holiday Nights as hosts, for refreshments and throughout the site. RSVP to Holly or Bobby at 239-334-7419.

Meetings are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers and the public.

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December Daytime Tours and Programs

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 2nd

Everyday of the week Edison Ford offers visitors historian-led guided tours, audio tours in English, German, Spanish and French; museum demonstrations and hands-on science activities.

In addition to daily tours, visitors may enjoy:

  • Daily Daytime River Cruises on the M/V Edison Explorer ~  10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.

Departing from The Marina at Edison Ford, river cruises will take passengers up the Caloosahatchee River to learn Edison Ford river history, river ecology, as well as viewing dolphins, manatees, birds and river life up close.

  • Inside the Lab Tour ~ Tuesdays & Fridays – 10:30 a.m.Inside the lab tour 300x195 December Daytime Tours and Programs

This in-depth exploration inside the Edison Botanic Research Lab, a National Historic Chemical Landmark includes areas of the laboratory which are normally closed off to the public and also includes Museum guided tour.

 

  • Garden Tour ~ Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m.

Join Edison Ford garden staff to tour the 20 acres of gardens and homes of the Edison and Ford families. Admission includes audio tour of homes, museum and lab.

  • German Language Tour ~ Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m. & Fridays – 12:30 p.m.

Historian-led tour of homes, gardens, lab and museum in German language.

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour ~ Thursdays – 11:00 a.m. Behind the scenes tour holiday nights 300x200 December Daytime Tours and Programs

A Behind-the-Scenes tour takes you inside and up close in the Edison and Ford homes led by curatorial staff, and includes the homes, gardens, lab and museum. Space is limited and reservations are suggested by calling 239-334-7419.

 

  • Spanish Language Tour ~ Saturdays – 1:00 p.m. 

Historian-led tour of homes, gardens, lab and museum in Spanish plus the audio tour in Spanish.

  • Young Inventor’s Tour ~ Saturdays – 11:00 a.m. 

Children of all ages will have fun while participating in hands-on science activities based on the inventions of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Activities include an assembly line, phonograph demonstrations and much more.

 

Holiday Nights Entertainment on Museum West Porch – 7:00 p.m.

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 30th

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Edison Ford Holiday Nights 2014

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 29th

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“Holiday Nights” Now Open through January 2, 2015

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 28th

Holiday Nights will be open from November 28, 2014 through January 2, 2015 every night, except for Christmas Eve (closing at 2:00 p.m.) and Christmas Day.

Join Cartoonist Doug MacGregor for “Cartooning with Santa” on December 5, 12 and 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

MEMBERS remember to pickup your  “Complimentary Guest Tickets” at the ticket counter or in the Museum Store.

      Groups of 20 or more can call 239-334-7419 for special rates and reservations.

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Edison Ford Member Celebration

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 27th

     Now in its 8th season, the Edison Ford Members had a lot to celebrate at the Annual Membership Party on October 19th. The evening included an update from Chris Pendleton, President & CEO, plus live music for dancing provided by Danny Morgan “Jazz Colours Ensemble”. Since the evening was all about the Jazz Era in the time of the Edison and Ford families, members came in appropriate dress of the era and enjoyed Gin Rickey and Bathtub Punch.

Some members hit the dance floor and some took on the Charleston Dance lessons provided by Alyce Bochette, Bochette Dance Studio.

The Annual Member Party is part of a membership program that includes lots of extras like FREE admission to Edison Ford and hundreds of other museums, history sites and gardens throughout the nation, discounts in programs like lectures and summer camp, and of course discounts in the Museum Stores. The Membership Program fees are applied to the education activities of Edison Ford.

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“Holiday Nights” Opens November 28, 6:00 p.m.

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 21st

Mark your calendar now for a very special Thanksgiving Weekend for your family and friends, with the opening of Holiday Nights set for Friday, November 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Nights cartoon palm tree “Holiday Nights” Opens November 28, 6:00 p.m.     All areas of Edison Ford will be open and decorated for the season, and there are some special events just for opening night:

 

  • Tree lighting at 6:00 p.m. with the Edisons, Fords and Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Performances throughout the gardens by the Naples Carolers
  • Holiday Wagon Rides with the Whispering Pines Clydesdales
  • The Marina at Edison Ford open for sunset River Cruises and dinner at Pinchers

 

Holiday Nights will be open from November 28, 2014 through January 2, 2015 every night, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Members can pick up their “Complimentary Guest Tickets” at the ticket counter or in the Museum Store beginning November 10. Groups of 20 or more can call 239-334-7419 for special rates and reservations.

 

Lecture for Volunteers and the Public

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 13th
  • November 18, 10:00 a.m. – Holiday Nights, South Florida Water Management Building Lecture Hall

      The monthly volunteer meeting will focus on holiday traditions and history and on the fabulous decoration and lighting of the season at Edison Ford. Chief Curator Mike Cosden and his curators will present the history of the holidays during the early part of the last century, especially focusing on Edison’s electric Christmas lights and Ford’s love of Santa Claus and his Santa Village.

Megan Kissinger, Conservator, and the team of exhibit volunteers will present a look at their wonderful handmade traditional ornaments and some tips on how to make your own.

Volunteers are needed to work Holiday Nights as hosts, for refreshments and throughout the site. RSVP to Holly or Bobby at 239-334-7419.

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Holiday Nights – Coming November 28!

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 11th

Click HERE to download the Holiday Nights flyer!

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