New Museum Exhibit Opening and Booking Signing at Edison Ford



Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, PR & Marketing Director

   Museum Exhibit Opening and Book Signing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 18, 2015) -- On Sunday, November 22, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will unveil its new exhibit "Edison and Ford in Florida" and hold a book signing. "Edison and Ford in Florida" is based on the book of the same name and authored by Chris Pendleton, President & CEO; Mike Cosden, Curator; and Brent Newman, Curator. It features previously unseen photographs from the Edison Ford archives and other historic sites, artifacts from both the Edison and Ford families, as well as newly uncovered information about the history of both Estates and restoration work. Many local residents and visitors have donated souvenirs, some purchased as early as the 1940s from the Edison Ford Museum Shoppe, for use in the exhibit. 

The book includes a comprehensive look at the impact of the two friends, inventors and entrepreneurs in Florida. In the process of writing, the authors uncovered many new photographs and information about how the joining properties of Edison and Ford made the transition from private estates to a world-renowned historical, botanical and scientific site. The book's introduction traces the inventors from birth through important dates in their lives, such as Edison's arrival in Fort Myers in 1885. 

This will be the first exhibit installed in the newly renovated hall of the museum. Visitors also will see the new rubber floor and film screening area, as well as a preview of the next exhibit "Edison & Rubber: A Scientific Quest," opening in January. 

The book is available for purchase in the Museum Store, the Ford Cottage Shoppe, the Edison Ford Shop at Bell Tower Shops and many other retail outlets.