Celebrate Thomas Edison's 171st Birthday at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

01/10/2018

Media Contact:Lisa Wilson, public relations239-334-7419 

 

     Celebrate Thomas Edison's 171st Birthday at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 10, 2018) -- The public is invited to celebrate Thomas Edison's 171st birthday on February 9 at 10 a.m. at Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Birthday festivities include photo opportunities with "Thomas" and "Mina," students from the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School will perform, author Nancy Hamilton will be available to sign her new book "100 Things to do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die," everyone in attendance will sing happy birthday and cake will be served.
Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School students perform at Edison & Ford Winter Estates for Thomas Edison's birthday party.
Each year, the famous inventor is honored for his contributions to society, including his most notable inventions of the incandescent light bulb, motion picture camera and the phonograph. 

Hamilton's book, which features Edison & Ford Winter Estates, will be available for purchase and signing. 

Visitors will learn about Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's innovations during tours of the site that include the two inventor's winter homes; the museum filled with inventions and artifacts; the botanic laboratory, where Edison tested more than 17,000 different plant varieties; and more than 20 acres of botanical gardens with ninety-year-old trees and plants from around the world. The site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The birthday party is a free public event with limited seating (does not include tours of the homes, museum or lab). For more information, visit EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419.
### 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.