An Edison Christmas in Fort Myers
December 16, 2012
While the Edison family spent many winters in Fort Myers, only one Christmas was spent here, as the Edisons would typically venture to Florida after the holiday season was complete.
However, in 1929, the Edisons chose to celebrate Christmas at their Fort Myers estate. For the Edison family, Christmas in Fort Myers meant many things. For Mina Edison, it was a chance to give back to her community: she famously led the Fort Myers Round Table in providing meals for the less fortunate.
For Thomas Edison, Christmas was a chance for relaxation. Although he did spend some time in his laboratory, he also took in a film on the day after Christmas.
Want to know more about how the Edison family celebrated Christmas? Join us for a Holiday Nights Behind the Scenes tour, offered every Tuesday in December (except Christmas day) at 6:00pm. Call (239) 334-7419 for more information or to make reservations.