Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each week, Edison Ford Historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to our site. Topics include: the Edison Family; The Vagabonds – a group of travelers that included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs; Willow Run; Edison’s Home; the Ford Family; Mina…

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Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each week, Edison Ford Historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to our site. Topics include: the Edison Family; The Vagabonds – a group of travelers that included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs; Willow Run; Edison’s Home; the Ford Family;…

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Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each week, Edison Ford Historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to our site. Topics include: the Edison Family; The Vagabonds – a group of travelers that included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs; Willow Run; Edison’s Home; the Ford Family; Mina…

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Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each week, Edison Ford Historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to our site. Topics include: the Edison Family; The Vagabonds – a group of travelers that included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs; Willow Run; Edison’s Home; the Ford Family; Mina…

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Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each week, Edison Ford Historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to our site. Topics include: the Edison Family; The Vagabonds – a group of travelers that included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs; Willow Run; Edison’s Home; the Ford Family; Mina…

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In this informative talk, learn about the history of the Lindbergh family and their connection to Southwest Florida. Site Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, will discuss why Charles and Anne Lindbergh chose to visit the Fort Myers area and the couple’s favorite things to do in this beautiful town. This is a free virtual lecture. Register…

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Thomas Edison worked as a traveling telegraph during the Civil War. At the same time, a college professor, Joshua Chamberlain, led his troops into battle at Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this digital discussion. Holly was a volunteer docent at the Joshua Chamberlain Museum in Brunswick,…

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The abundance of bamboo growing at Seminole Lodge enticed Edison to purchase the 13.5-acre property in 1885. When the inventor began conducting electric lighting experiments in 1879, he tested a variety of potential long-lasting filaments, including hair, cotton, cardboard. After years of experimentation, Edison carbonized fibers from different varieties of bamboo that could burn between…

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In this talk, learn how to grow and care for vines and trellises in various landscapes. Participants will receive a 20% off coupon for use on plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. Advance registration is not required. Edison Ford members: $10; non-members; $15

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The Southwest Florida Music Education Center (SWFLMEC) is hosting a free community engagement event to share more about their post-secondary music education certificates for musically talented neurodivergent young adults. The event, geared toward prospective students, interested families, music educators and mental health professionals, is on Thursday, May 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The…

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Learn about the different bulbs that can be grown here in Southwest Florida and how to add them to your garden. Participants will receive a coupon for 20% off plant purchase in the Garden Shoppe. Talks typically last about 1.5 hours. Guests should wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and bring drinking water. Registration…

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According to Thomas Edison, “baseball is the greatest of American games”. Baseball was a popular pastime that emerged when Thomas Edison was a teenager during the Civil War. Learn about the world-famous inventor’s favorite game, its impact on the soldiers, and how it was played during the war. Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this…

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