Etiquette Classes at Edison Ford

Historical records in the Edison Archives show Mina Edison, wife of the legendary inventor Thomas Edison, as a gracious hostess and interested in the well being of children and the community.  Following in this tradition, Etiquette at Edison Ford, includes one day (two hours) lessons in timeless etiquette and social skills.

Classes are taught by Suzanne Willis who has been teaching similar classes at the Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. 

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Etiquette at Edison Ford

May 12, 11:00 a.m. - to 1:00 p.m., Ages 6 - 12

Historical records in the Edsion archives show Mina Edison, wife of legendary inventor Thomas Edison as a gracious hostess and interested in the well-being of children and the community. Following in this tradition, Etiquette at Edison Ford includes a one day (two hour) lesson in etiquette and social skills. 

Children ages 6 - 12 will gather at the Edison Caretaker’s House for a two-hour lesson in good manners. This class teaches proper introduction, handshakes and dining etiquette during a three-course meal. Each student will recieve a workbook and certificate of completion.

This class is taught by Suzanne Willis, who has been teaching similar classes at Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. Willis is a graduate of the Protocol School of Palm Beach and a Fort Myers native. Willis created her etiquette classes in honor of her grandmother, Florence “Mimi” Black.

Registration is required. For more information, email Leeanne Criswell at or call 239-334-7419.