It is hard to believe that 10 years has transpired since the new corporation (Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Inc. - DBA Edison Ford) began in October 2006 to take on restoration and oversight of the beautiful estates of the Edison and Ford Families and other properties and museum. Now, it is 10 years later and we have a 99 year lease on the Edison & Ford Winter Estates with a commitment to continued excellence in restoration, education and steady growth.
But it is true, 2016 and 2017 mark this historic date for our 10th anniversary. Thank you City of Fort Myers for your vote of confidence in transferring the site to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. We also thank the State of Florida, Lee County, and the Edison Ford Foundation and Board of Trustees for your financial and ongoing involvement.
We will celebrate the10th year anniversary all year with gilded sticker images. So look for gilded sticker images on the gates, and throughout the property.
There will be a celebratory, 10th Incandescent Evening, on April 22, 2017. Yes, 10 years ago on this date, all of our partners and the National Trust for Historic Preservation came together for an evening of celebrating , great local foods, beverages, music, dancing, science shows and special tours. Tickets will be on sale in time for Christmas 2016.