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Winter Estates' special events highlight Thomas Edison's birthday (Photos)

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On Feb. 5, 2014, the Edison Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Fla. announced many ways that they will be celebrating the 167th birthday of Thomas Edison. Edison was born Feb. 11, 1847.

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"The month of February, at the Edison Ford Winter Estates, will be highlighted with special programs and events celebrating this special birthday." - Winter Estates

Events held throughout February will include:

  • Artists and Authors at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops
  • River Cruises at the new Edison Ford Marina
  • Emerging Inventors/Early Learners: Space & Earth, February 6 & 20 from 9-10:30
  • Strolling Flower Show at Bell Tower Shops from February 6-7 at 10 a.m.
  • Artists and Authors at Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops, February 8 from 1-5 p.m.
  • Kitchen Garden in Southwest Florida, February 8 at 10 a.m.
  • Thomas Edison’s 167th Birthday Celebration, February 11 at 10 a.m.
  • Edison Ford Monthly Volunteer Meeting and Program, February 18 at 10 a.m.
  • River Cruise & Tour from Captiva Return for Season begins February 26, 2014 at 10 a.m.
  • River Cruise and Self- Guided Tour of Edison Ford begins February 26, 2014
  • A variety of other special programs and activities throughout the month

"Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation." - Winter Estates

The Estates 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 on the Edison Ford and any of the above events call (239)334-7419 or visit their website at

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO and Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director represent Edison Ford.

Enjoy above video on "Thomas Edison Bio."



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