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Edison Ford Museum Store, Ford Cottage Shoppe and Edison Ford Shoppe

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 23rd

There is always something new, exciting and educational in each one of the Edison Ford stores.

The mainstay of our stores is always our great book collection. We pride ourselves on this and we have many followers. The books include fiction and non-fiction, unusual and hard-to-find, or just plain fun to read. Some of our new favorites include:

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A new happening for the Edison Ford Shoppe at the Bell Tower Shops is a section of vintage Florida books curated by rare book collector Brady Vogt. We expect to have completed this section by mid-January, so come prepared to browse and take home some real treasures. Edison Ford Members always receive a 10% discount.

Edison Ford Gift Card for the Holidays

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 23rd

gift card backGift cards make a wonderful holiday gift and can be used to purchase a membership, admission tickets, items in the museum store and shoppes, Director’s Tours and educational classes. Gift cards are available at all of the locations. You can even purchase an Edison Ford gift card online to give to friends or family member.

As always, Edison Ford Members receive a 10% discount in all our Shoppes.

Edison Ford Gift Card for the Holidays

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 23rd

gift card backGift cards can be used to purchase memberships, admissions, director’s tours, or education classes! Members already know that as a Member of Edison Ford there are lots of benefits, such as discounts on tours, museum store items, Garden Shoppe, programs, Inventor’s Summer Camp, and Homeschool.

Did you know that you can purchase an Edison Ford gift card online to give to friends or family members? This is a great way to spread holiday cheer and to support Edison Ford!

Edison Ford Museum Store and Shoppes

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 10th

store-christmas-display-anitaPossibly the biggest event of the year at Edison Ford is the Annual Holiday Nights which opens Thanksgiving Friday 2016 and runs nightly through January 1, 2017. The event and related merchandise sales provide a major part of the support for the education activities throughout the year.
Holiday Nights is a major not to miss event, and the holiday merchandise and special craft and art items are really not to miss this year. In fact, all of the stores and Shoppe’s (including the Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe) are already being stocked with holiday items like ornaments but also, new this year dishes with colorful wintertime plant and bird paintings, insulated mugs, and hand-painted art and wearables.

By popular demand, the Holiday Nights t-shirt is back this year with a great new painting of the Edison Banyan tree bedecked with sparkly lights. The shirt will be available in male, female and children’s sizes. The drawing shows the original work of Edison Ford Conservator and Artist, Megan Kissinger.

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Visit Edison Ford Museum Store & Ford Cottage Shoppe for Unique Gifts

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 18th

book quilts of henry fordThe Edison Ford Museum Store, Ford Cottage Shoppe, and the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops has lots of unique gift items for those quilt enthusiasts!

Quilts from the Henry Ford is a 206-page book that is filled with color photos of quilts and quilt patterns. It brings 24 historic quilts to life that were made between 1825 – 1925. The book combines history, art and culture for an exciting look into the story of American quilt making.

In our shops are fabric rag dolls called “wagon train dolls,” along with wagon train doll kits. Also available are hand-made quilted hot mats that come in two sizes; as well as embroidered towels, aprons and placemats.

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September Great Book Picks in all our Edison Ford Stores

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On September 18th

Mistakes that Worked – by Charlotte Jones & Illustrator John O’Brien.
Some call them accidents, some call them mistakes.book picks aug 2016 The truth is an amazing amount of products and everyday household items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Using weird and amazing facts as well as hilarious cartoons, this fun-filled book covers 40 familiar inventions and their serendipitous developments.

Key Lime Cookin’ – by Joyce LaFray.
If you’ve ever tried Key Lime, you know it has a refreshing taste and bouquet unlike regular limes. Their delicious flavor, a hint of sweetness with a blend of tartness, is truly tantalizing to the taste buds. Food critic, lecturer, and author Joyce LaFray has compiled over 50 recipes for those of us who can not get enough of the delicious fruit. Recipes include delicious desserts, enticing entrees and even a whole chapter dedicated to key lime inspired beverages.

AC/DC: The Savage Tale of the First Standards War – by Tom McNichol.
Before there was VHS versus Betamax or Mac versus Windows, the first, and arguably fiercest, standards war was fought between direct current and alternating current. In this fantastically written and well-researched book, author Tom McNichol explores the AC/DC war that was fought between investors and inventors alike. Those who enjoy social or technological history will certainly enjoy this book.

These books are available for purchase in our Museum Store or on-line store. Remember Edison Ford Members always receive a 10% discount in all of our retail shops and at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops.

August Great Book Picks in all our Edison Ford Stores

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 17th

1001 Things to Spot in the Sea – by Katie Daynes.

This excellently illustrated book will fascinate young children who love the sea and its inhabitants. Each two-page illustration depicts a different ecosystem with certain species that children can identify and count. A great way to get kids interested in ocean or marine biology. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Legendary Locals of Fort Myers – by Gerri Reaves.

This book offers an excellent view into Fort Myers’ past by providing brief biographies on many of the individuals who made a memorable impact on the community.

Reaves, a local historian, uses images from historical archives, family collections, and her own contemporary photographs to weave together the story of Fort Myers as told through the lives of its most influential citizens. Readers will delight in learning about some of the unique people who added such character to the area.

Images of Motoring: Ford Dynasty a Photographic History – by Michael W.R. Davis and James K. Wagner.

Using over 200 photographs directly from the Ford Motor Company archives and other personal collections, this book provides an intimate look into the lives of the Ford family and their impact on the automotive world. Some of these never-before-seen photos are truly worth a 1,000 words and will fascinate both the casual reader and the “Ford buff” out there.

These books are available for purchase in our Museum Store or in our online store.

Remember Edison Ford Members always receive a 10% discount in all of our retail shops and at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops.

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Edison & Ford in Florida Author to Speak at Fort Myers Bookstore

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 5th

June 14, Noon

Edison & Ford in Florida BookThe Fort Myers Barnes & Noble location will host a panel of local authors. Mike Cosden, Chief Curator and one of the co-authors of Edison & Ford in Florida, will be a featured speaker. In addition to the presentation, visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and have a copy of the book signed. 

Edison & Ford in Florida, authored by Edison Ford President & CEO Chris Pendleton, Chief Curator Mike Cosden, and Assistant Curator Brent Newman, was published by Arcadia Publishing and is available at Barnes & Noble, Edison Ford stores, and also in our online store.

Authors Brent Newman, Chris Pendleton and Mike Cosden

Authors Brent Newman, Chris Pendleton and Mike Cosden

 

Gifts for Father’s Day in Edison Ford Retail Stores

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On May 30th

The Museum Store, Ford Cottage Shoppe, Garden Shoppe and the Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe at Bell Tower are all great resources for finding unique gifts for Fathers Day.

All locations have lots of great items including books, t-shirts, music, hats and even novelty items like a musical tie. It is a great place to take children to find the perfect gift for their dad and granddad. Your Edison Ford Membership card includes special discounts, as usual.

Don’t forget the “Gyotaku Fish T-Shirt Painting Class” offered on Father’s Day at The Marina at Edison Ford and Pinchers. To register call 239-334-7419 now to include this class with your other Edison Ford gifts. Visit our upcoming events page for more information on Father’s Day activities.

Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Featured in Grandeur

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On May 26th

grandeur logoThe May 2016 edition, the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops is featured in Grandeur, a magazine publication of the News-Press. Grandeur is a beautiful magazine with distribution throughout the region to subscribers and news stand locations such as Publix.

Items featured are art and furnishings as well as books and other unique products of Edison Ford. The Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops is open during Bell Tower Shops hours and is located on the north end of the mall near Williams-Sonoma. The phone at the Bell Tower Shops is 239-433-0054.bell tower shoppe teas and jellies area

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