Edison Ford opens Shoppe at Bell Tower



Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director

Photo: Edison Ford Shoppe opens at Bell Tower Shops on April 27, 2013; for additional photos email request to lsbuttoni@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Edison Ford Shoppe opens at Bell Tower Shops, April 27, 2013

Fort Myers, FL(April 12, 2013) The Edison & Ford Winter Estates will be opening the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops, Fountain Courtyard, on April 27, 2013.

The Edison Ford Shoppe will include a little bit of the main historic site and feature unique, handcrafted and local items to purchase, information on how to visit Edison Ford and be part of the activities, and also include an area for regular programs, author talks and book signings, artist demonstrations, food tastings and hands-on activities for children and families.

The Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops will be open during mall hours (Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sundays 12 – 5 p.m.). Information on the Edison Ford will be available for shoppers to check out how to be part of the main site as well.

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located riverside in downtown historic Fort Myers. The site is one of America’s top ten most visited historic home sites. It is also winner of the top award from the National Trust for Preservation and the top award from the National Garden Clubs for preservation of 15 historic buildings, 25 acres of old fashioned gardens and its dynamic museum full of inventions. There are lots of other activities including 12 weeks every year of Edison Ford Inventor’s Summer Camp, a month of evening celebration for the Annual Holiday Nights in December, weekly Behind the Scenes Tours and boat cruises, and much more.

For more information call Edison & Ford Winter Estates at 239.334.7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.
The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and 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 call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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