Mother's Day at Edison Ford

05/07/2013

Media Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
239-334-7419

Photo: Moms receive free admission at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Mother’s Day or half price admission on a Behind the Scenes tour at 2 p.m. Picnic lunches are available at the Ford Estate catered by Everglades BBQ.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Edison Ford

Fort Myers, FL (May 6, 2013) The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering FREE admission to Mothers on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or half priced admission for Moms on a Behind the Scenes tour at 2 p.m. Free admission includes an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, Edison Ford Museum and Edison’s Botanic Research Laboratory.

After the tour celebrate Mom with picnic lunch along the Caloosahatchee River at the Ford estate catered by Everglades BBQ. Picnic lunch items include pulled pork, chicken, nachos, strawberry shortcake, mimosas, beer, and wine (prices vary).

The Edison Ford retail shops will offer a 10% discount for Mothers. Orchids, herb baskets, plants, flowers and garden items are available in the Garden Shoppe. Jewelry, soaps, hats and original artwork from Augusta Crane, Leoma Lovegrove, Marie Dyer and other Florida artists are available in the Museum Store and Ford Cottage Shoppe.

For the Mother who has everything, a gift of an Edison Ford Membership lasts all year long and includes unlimited visits to the Edison Ford as well as free and/or discounted admission to more than 600 reciprocal museums and gardens throughout the nation.

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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