Celebrating Edison’s 172nd Birthday – And His Favorite Invention
February 5, 2019
On Monday, February 11th ,the Edison and Ford Winter Estates will celebrate an American icon’s 172nd birthday. A ceremony honoring Thomas Edison, including his achievements and contributions to Fort Myers and beyond, will take place at 10:00AM complete with cake, speeches, as well as dance and instrumental performances by students from Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School.
After the celebration, phonograph historian and author Tim Fabrizio will give a presentation entitled: “The Phonograph in Everyday Life” inside the Edison Ford Museum. Presentations are scheduled at 11:15AM and 1:15PM. Edison Ford Registrar Matt Andres commented:
“Edison’s favorite invention was the phonograph and the great inventor spent years trying to improve and modify it. Mr. Fabrizio is a nationally renowned expert on the phonograph and has written many books on the subject. If you haven’t met him before, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Edison’s work in this particular field, and have your questions answered by someone who has been working phonographs for nearly 50 years.”
Signed copies of his book, Discovering Antique Phonographs, will be available for purchase after the program. The presentation is included with admission and free for Edison Ford Members.