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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Estero Creek Schoolhouse

There are people who, without achieving fame for themselves, manage to accomplish many things on behalf of their community.  The community of Estero, Fla., can look to the legacy of Mimi Straub for just such accomplishments. Starting May 14, 2022, the Estero Historical Society opens a special exhibit, which will run through July 2 and…

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Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.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 Edison, Generators and…

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Join us as we explore the life and legacy of Edsel Ford, Henry and Clara Ford’s son. Edsel was president of the Ford Motor Company, a car designer, philanthropist, patron of the arts and devoted family man. Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this free lecture.

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Join us to explore the fascinating story of Lewis Latimer. The son of escaped slaves, Latimer was an accomplished draftsman and inventor who worked for Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. He was the only African American member of the Edison Pioneers, a celebrated group of Edison’s earliest staff and colleagues. Join Program Manager Holly Shaffer…

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post office in old koreshan store

500 BC — The Calusa tribe migrates to Estero. Numbering about 50,000 at their peak, the Calusa used nets to catch mullet, pinfish, pigfish and catfish and spears to catch eels and turtles. They used fish-bone arrowheads to hunt for deer. Women and children learned to catch shellfish. 1513 — Ponce de León leads the…

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