Celebrate Henry Ford's 154th Birthday at Edison Ford

07/14/2017

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Public Relations Coordinator
239-334-7419 
Celebrate Henry Ford's 154th Birthday at Edison Ford
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 14, 2017) -- Join the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in celebrating Henry Ford’s 154th birthday on July 30. The day will start off with free birthday cake served at 10:00 a.m. on the museum west porch. Special behind-the-scenes tours of Ford’s winter estate home will be offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Living history character, Henry Ford, will be available for photo opportunities.

James Moss, Edison Ford Automotive Curator, has been building a replica quadricycle (Ford's first automobile) and will unveil it during the birthday celebration. Moss will be available to answer questions from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  
Henry Ford and his wife Clara purchased their winter retreat in Fort Myers, next door to Thomas and Mina Edison in 1916. The purchase price was $20,000 for about three acres of riverfront gardens and a Craftsman-style bungalow. The home site was nicknamed “The Mangoes” for the many Mango trees on the property.

The special behind-the-scenes tours are included with admission. For more information, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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The Henry Ford winter estate home was nicknamed "The Mangoes" for the many Mango trees on the property.
 

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.Our mailing address is:
PO Box 2368
Fort Myers, FL  33902
We're located at:
2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901