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Edison Ford Membership – Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 24th

How do I become a Member?

membership cardThere are many ways you can become a Edison Ford Member! You can purchase a membership at the Edison Ford ticket counter, at any of our retail shoppes at Edison Ford, at The Marina at Edison Ford at Pinchers, at our Edison Ford Shoppe at the Bell Tower Shops, online, or call the Membership Department at 239-334-7419 to purchase a membership over the phone.

What do I receive as an Edison Ford Member?

Each level has its own benefits. Review them carefully in our Membership brochure or on our website so that you are able to purchase the Membership level that best fits you and your family.

How will I receive updates on Member Events and activities at Edison Ford?

We send out a monthly newsletter, so you will be included on our mailing list, or you can choose to be added to our e-mail list or both! You can always go to our website to see the latest events and programs at Edison Ford.

How can I find out when my Membership expires and how can I renew my Membership?

Your Membership expiration date is printed on your membership card. You will be sent a renewal notice and you can either fill out the renewal form, renew your membership online, renew your membership at the Edison Ford ticket counter, or by calling the Membership Department at 239-334-7419.

What if I leave my Membership card at home when I visit Edison Ford?

Just go to the ticket counter and they will be able to look you up in the membership database.

What if I lose my Membership card?

No worries! Just call the Membership Department at 239-334-7419 and we will issue you a replacement card.

Can I loan my family and friends my Membership Card?

We welcome family and friends to Edison Ford and encourage them to become a member once they see all the wonderful benefits of your Membership. However, Membership cards are non-transferable.

Once I become a Member of Edison Ford, how do I check in?

Simply present your Membership card when visiting Edison Ford.

As a Member, will I only be able to take guided tours?

As a member you have many choices! You can take a self-guided audio tour, a guided tour (a $10 upgrade for members), or just simply stroll the grounds and just enjoy Edison Ford! Members can also take our Inside-the-Homes tour held every Thursday morning, where you actually get to go inside the homes with an Edison Ford Curator. This special tour is FREE to Members (one time) and reservations are suggested by calling the Membership Department at 239-334-7419.

Where do I get my reciprocating museum and garden admission tickets?

You will receive the lists of reciprocating museum and gardens in your Membership packet. We suggest you call the reciprocating site a few days before your visit to see what their protocol is. Then when you visit just present your valid Edison Ford Membership card at the reciprocal site.

Who do I call if I have questions concerning my membership?

You can call the Membership Department at 239-334-7419. The Membership Department is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Can I purchase a Gift Membership for a family member or friend?

Absolutely! You can purchase a gift membership here at Edison Ford, or by calling the Membership Department to purchase one over the phone, or go to our website.

 

Annual Member Celebration – RSVP by November 7, 2016

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 6th

● Annual Member Celebration – November 13, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the NEW Edison Ford River Pavilion
river-pavilion-artist-rendering-member-celebration-inviteEach fall, we gather with Members to look at the year ahead and the year just completed. This has been a successful and a very busy year. Members will see many changes including improvement in our Museum and the New Edison Ford River Pavilion. This year our theme is a “Picnic Affair!” Put on your picnic attire and get ready to celebrate.

Back by popular demand, live music will be provided by Flash Back (who are Edison Ford Members)! There will also be a photo booth from Flash Fun Photo, a 50/50 raffle, picnic type hors d’oeurves, and a cash bar.

Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; Member Guests $20. You MUST RSVP by November 7 to reserve your Member Celebration tickets. RSVP to Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org or by calling 239-335-3674.

See you at the Member Celebration!

Annual Member Celebration – Mark Your Calendar

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 23rd

● Annual Member Celebration – November 13, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the NEW Edison Ford River Pavilion
river pavilion artist renderingEach fall, we gather with Members to look at the year ahead and the year just completed. This has been a successful and a very busy year. Members will see many changes including improvement in our museum and the New Edison Ford River Pavilion. This year our theme is a “Picnic Affair!” Put on your picnic attire and get ready to celebrate.

Back by popular demand, live music will be provided by Flash Back (who are Edison Ford Members)! There will also be a photo booth from Flash Fun Photo, a 50/50 raffle, picnic type hors d’oeurves, and a cash bar.

mina and thomas picnic outdoorsCost: Edison Ford Members FREE; Member Guests $20. You MUST RSVP by November 6 to reserve your Member Celebration tickets. RSVP to Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at  dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org or by calling 239-334-7419.

Invitations are in the mail. See you at the Member Celebration!

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A Message to Edison Ford Members

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 23rd

membership card     We value you as Members of Edison Ford and want to ensure that you continue to receive the latest news about upcoming events and all the wonderful changes happening at Edison Ford!

If you have a change of address or have gone back north for the summer, please take a moment to call the Membership Department at 239-334-7419 or email us at dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org so that we can update your membership record.

You can still receive the monthly newsletter, but at your correct postal address or better yet, your email address.

Membership Numbers Growing and GROWING

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 22nd

Being an active Edison Ford Member is one of the best ways to give a gift to yourself as well as help provide support to the organization. Being a patron member is even better as it includes FREE admission to more than 900 museums, gardens and historic sites throughout the nation and provides direct support to education and conservation of the site.
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Inc. has been designated as a 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization by the IRS.
At the recent Annual Membership Party, 413 Members attended to learn about what will be happening in the upcoming year, the successes of the past year, and to meet and socialize with other members, staff and trustees of Edison Ford. The gathering also included live music provided by Flash Back and dance instruction from Alyce Bochette, Dance Bochette. Music and dance has become an integral part of events at Edison Ford and  members have told us they
enjoy it and they learn more every time about the lives of the Edison and Ford families.
Please contact Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator, at dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call her at 239-334-7419, if you have not received your annual report and if you wish to upgrade your membership category to provide additional support.

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Edison Ford Members – Don’t Forget to Pick Up Your Holiday Nights Tickets

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 17th

Holiday Nights Sunset 2013One of the wonderful benefits of being an Edison Ford Member is that you get to enjoy Holiday Nights for FREE and visit as often as you like! Edison Ford Members also receive complimentary guest Holiday Night Tickets. The complimentary tickets are for members to give to their family members or to friends so that they can also enjoy Holiday Nights. Members can pick up their Complimentary Guest Tickets at the ticket counter or in the Museum Store. Number of guest passes varies by membership level.

Monthly Update Available by Email

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 23rd

     If you would like to receive a copy of our monthly update through email instead of a paper copy and help Edison Ford defray the cost of a paper mailing and save on postage, contact Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at 239-334-7419 or email dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org. We will also include limited e-blasts of special program announcements throughout the month, so Members get the latest Edison Ford news sooner.

     Your email address will not be shared with any other organization or individual. We keep our Members safe and secure. 

Membership News

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 22nd

     Beginning in October all NEW Members and all Members that RENEW their membership will receive four complimentary tickets to be given to their family or friends. These tickets will be included in your membership packet that is mailed out to you. Remember that Members always receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store, Cottage Shoppe, Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops, Garden Shoppe and on Director Tours and other programs.

If you have any questions regarding Membership contact Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at 239-334-7419 or email her at dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Membership News

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 21st

membership card and lanyard     Beginning in October all NEW Members and all Members that RENEW their membership will receive four complimentary tickets to be given to their family or friends. These tickets will be included in your membership packet that is mailed out to you.

Remember that Members always receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store, Cottage Shoppe, Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops, Garden Shoppe and on Director Tours and other programs.

If you have any questions regarding Membership contact Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at 239-334-7419 or email her at dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

 

 

Monthly Update Available Electronically

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 23rd

     If you would like to receive a copy of our monthly update electronically instead of receiving a paper copy and help Edison Ford defray the cost of a paper mailing and save on postage, contact Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at 239-334-7419 or email dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org. We will also include limited e-blasts of special program announcements throughout the month, so Members get the latest Edison Ford news sooner.

     Your email address will not be shared with any other organization or individual. 

update now available via email