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Edison, Ford Estates open Labor Day

September 6, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, located at 2350 McGregor Blvd. will be open Labor Day, Monday, September 6 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Programs include:

Estates New Young Inventor's Program at 1 p.m., offering families an interactive, hands-on inventions experience focusing on children's science activities

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Edison Winter Home

Tours throughout the day of the homes, garden and lab of the two inventors

Museum demonstrations throughout the day include the Edison phonograph every half hour, and other museum presentations including antique cars and the Edison Research Laboratory.

Estates members are free. In addition to providing the opportunity to explore the winter retreats of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the site also offers opportunities for the public to enjoy its park-like environment for special events, weddings, corporate functions, and art and musical presentations as well as educational programs throughout the year, according to Estates officials

The Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Estates is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of "Save America's Treasures" at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site.

For additional information call 239-334-7419 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit the web site at www.efwefla.org.

 
 

 

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