However, in 1929, the Edisons chose to celebrate Christmas at their Fort Myers estate. For the Edison family, Christmas in Fort Myers meant many things. For Mina Edison, it was a chance to give back to her community: she famously led the Fort Myers Round Table in providing meals for the less fortunate.
For Thomas Edison, Christmas was a chance for relaxation. Although he did spend some time in his laboratory, he also took in a film on the day after Christmas.
Want to know more about how the Edison family celebrated Christmas? Join us for a Holiday Nights Behind the Scenes tour, offered every Tuesday in December (except Christmas day) at 6:00pm. Call (239) 334-7419 for more information or to make reservations.