Volunteer Opportunities Open at Edison & Ford Winter Estates



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

Volunteer Opportunities Open at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 30, 2015) -- On January 12 at 10:00 a.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will hold it's monthly volunteer meeting to talk about current volunteer activities, needs and openings. Dr. Richard Wallace, consultant to the rubber project at Edison Ford and organic chemistry professor at Armstrong State University is the guest speaker. He has worked with this project for the past eight years and is responsible for the nomination and designation of the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.  

Wallace has been involved with restoration of the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory since 2009. He provided guidance with placement and interpretation of historic chemical equipment, assisting with analyzing original lab documents and in explaining the complicated chemical processes taking place inside the laboratory to the general public. As a college professor, he is skilled at hands-on chemistry demonstrations and will show some related experiments. 

Volunteer placements at Edison Ford include education and tour docents, museum docents, information booth, gardens, garden shop, office work, phones and retail shops. There are currently more than 250 active volunteers.

The meeting will be held in the Water Management building at 2301 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. 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 named a National Historic Chemical Landmark. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the website at www.EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.