Founding Females Portrait Exhibit Opens at Edison Ford
Along with the exhibit, there will be lectures, films, teas, and other activities to explore the lives of women both in Southwest Florida and throughout the world. The exhibit commemorates National Women's History Month, celebrated in March and is open through May 27.
The exhibit "puts a face with the names of the women who settled in Fort Myers in The years following the end of the Civil War and helped transform the town in the last third of the 19th Century from a rough-and-tumble cow town into the commercial, cultural and tourist center of Southwest Florida," said Hall, co-author of "Female Pioneers of Fort Myers."
Free for Edison Ford Members; $20 for non-members. For more information, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.
###Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford was awarded the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. In 2014 the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the website at www.EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.