The Edison & Ford Winter Estates opened the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops, in the Fountain Courtyard, late last month. The Shoppe includes a little bit of the main historic site and features unique, handcrafted and local items to purchase, information on how to visit Edison Ford and be part of the activities, and also include an area for regular programs, author talks and book signings, artist demonstrations, food tastings and hands-on activities for children and families.
The Edison Ford Shoppe at bell Tower Shops is opened during mall hours (Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sundays Noon – 5:00 p.m.). Information on Edison Ford is available for shoppers to check out how to be part of the main site as well.
Monthly activities are planned at Edison Ford Shoppe and include:
May 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Book signing with authors Tom Smoot, The Edisons of Fort Myers Discoveries of the Heart; and John W. Sheppard, One Man’s Family in Early Fort Myers, Little Things Can Mean A Lot: Pearls of Life of Great Value, and I Can See Clearly Now. Books available for purchase.
May 7, 4:30 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting with Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.
May 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Ask the Plant People, Edison Ford horticulture staff available for questions, tips and general information on Southwest Florida Gardening and the Gardens at Edison Ford. Boutique garden items available for purchase in time for Mother’s Day.
May 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Yappy Hour. Dogs welcomed in Edison Ford Shoppe, Dog Basket Raffle from Little Paws Bakery valued at $75.
May 14, 9:30 a.m. – Edison Ford Volunteer Meeting and Program, with Jen Nettles and Edison Ford Wild Wizards.
May 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Gallery Talk and Paint Out Loud with artist Leoma Lovegrove.
May 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Edison Ford Celebrates Restaurant Week with a Tasting of Edison Ford. Calamondian, honey, jams, jellies, olives and a variety of items for purchase at Edison Ford Museum Store including fresh fruit grown in the Edison Ford gardens.
May 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – KIDding Around with Edison Ford Wild Wizards, Science of Sound, Investigate and experience the science of sound with phonograph demonstrations, designing a thunder clapper and more!
May 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Book signing with author Amy Bennett Williams, Along the Caloosahatchee River. Books available for purchase.