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Guest Author Presentation
July 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Author, Alexandra Rimer will talk about her newly published book, “Seduced by the Light.” The presentation is free and open to the public, and will be held in the South Florida Water Management District building at 2301 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901 (next to the Estates).
The book is a biography about Mina Miller Edison (Thomas Edison’s wife). The author draws on access to Edison family diaries, memoirs, and letters and writes from the perspective of the inventor’s wife. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Rimer has been an Assistant Editor at the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University since 2005. She is the co-recipient of the Eugene S. Ferguson Prize (Papers of Thomas A. Edison) from the Society for the History of Technology. She is a frequent lecturer on Mina Edison at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, New Jersey.
In addition, the Estates’ volunteer, Jan MaGirl who has played the role of Mrs. Edison for many years will give a brief presentation about Mina Edison. Estates’ volunteer managers will be available to answer questions for anyone interested in volunteering. For more information about the Estates, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.edisonford.org.