Edison & Ford Winter Estates Celebrating Clara Ford's Birthday with Tea Tasting


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                Edison & Ford Winter Estates Celebrating Clara Ford's Birthday with Tea Tasting

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 6, 2018) -- On April 11 from 2-4 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host a tea tasting in honor of Clara Ford's 152nd birthday. Cold tea from Clara’s Tea Garden and shortbread will be served, tea and tea-related items will be offered for sale and guests will get to meet and talk with “Clara Ford."

Clara Ford in her gardens
Clara is honored every year for her philanthropy and activism. She was a human rights activist and worked to protect women, children and animals. Clara and her husband, Henry, founded the Humane Society of Michigan. She also helped build a hospital, established boy's camps, started a community garden and many other initiatives.

Clara enjoyed gardening and had more than 100,000 plants in her Michigan garden, including herbs and vegetables, which she shared with the community at a stand in front of her home. She also enjoyed tea and drank it often with her husband.

The tea tasting is a free event (does not include tours of the homes, lab or museum). For more information, visit EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419.
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison & Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the site each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The site is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December.