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

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.

Thomas Edison as seen in "Harper's Monthly" (Sept. 1932)
Thomas Edison as seen in "Harper's Monthly" (Sept. 1932)
Thomas Edison, Photo: Wiki
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison in 1880s, Photo: Wiki

"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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