Baseball Presentation: Fort Myers Spring Training History
For spectators wanting to learn more about the history of spring training and the baseball legends that played in Fort Myers, join Edison Ford program manager, Holly Shaffer for this presentation. Included with general admission.
Baseball Presentation – Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Fort Myers
The Pittsburgh Pirates made Fort Myers their spring training home in 1955, and won the World Series in 1960. Roberto Clemente was one of the numerous stars who played their spring training games in Fort Myers. Join Program Manager Holly Shaffer to learn more about the club’s history here.
Spring Floral Workshop
Anita Singh from Flowers by Anita will guide you step-by-step in crafting your own unique Easter floral basket. You’ll discover various techniques and design principles, ensuring that you leave with a stunning centerpiece that will impress your family and friends. For your convenience, we will provide all baskets, fresh flowers, tools and supplies.
To make your experience even more enjoyable, light refreshments will be provided, and aprons will be available to protect your clothing while you work on your masterpiece. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to indulge in your passion for floral design and celebrate Easter in style!
Edison Ford Members: $75 Non-Members: $85
Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and let your creativity blossom. Click here to register.
Digital Discussion: The Philadelphia Athletics, Connie Mack and Fort Myers
Discover how the MLB team the Philadelphia Athletics came to Fort Myers and changed the city’s history. Learn about their legendary Baseball Hall of Fame manager/owner Connie Mack and his time here in Fort Myers. Join Program Manager Holly Shaffer for the history of this World Series winners.
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A Celebration of Baseball Legends
To celebrate spring training and Thomas Edison’s love of baseball, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is holding a special event to showcase a new exhibit that highlights some baseball legends who once played at Terry Park in Fort Myers.
Cornelius McGillicuddy, aka “Connie Mack,” was the manager and owner of the Philadelphia Athletics. He provided the plans for the construction of Terry Park, which opened for spring training in 1925. Thomas Edison was a frequent visitor at Terry Park and on at least one occasion, participated in batting practice with the Athletics team.
The Mack and Nolen families graciously loaned the Estates key artifacts to create a new baseball exhibit entitled “Fanatics: Edison, Mack, and Baseball in Fort Myers.” On March 1, the public is invited to come to the event and meet Connie Mack, III, see the new exhibit, listen to baseball presentations, and tour the museum and botanic research laboratory. There will also be kid’s activities and food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Admission to the event is $10; however, Edison Ford members and children 12 and younger will be admitted free. The riverside of the property will not be open during the event. Advance tickets are not required.
Step Into History: Thomas Edison: Inventor, Businessman… Author?
Join Lead Historian Isaac Hunter for the next Digital Step Into History. Isaac will be exploring In The Deep Of Time, a science fiction novel written by George Parsons Lathrop, in collaboration with Thomas Edison. Participants will learn of Thomas Edison’s predictions for the far future!
This free virtual presentation will take place on Zoom. Advance registration is required.
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Yoga By the River
Step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. All skill levels welcome. The class is taught by Bonnie D’Angelo, a certified yoga instructor. Bring a yoga mat, water, and towel.
Tickets are available online or at the ticket counter. Admission to the site is not included.
Edison Ford members: $15; non-members: $20
Floral Fruit Carving: Mastering the Art of Watermelon Sculpting
Join us for an exciting workshop on the art of carving flowers on watermelons! Led by Anita Singh, Designer and owner of Flowers by Anita, this hands-on workshop will teach you the techniques to create stunning floral carvings on watermelons.
During the workshop, Anita will share her expertise and guide you through the step-by-step process of carving beautiful flower designs on watermelons. You’ll learn various carving techniques, including shading, detailing, and creating lifelike petals. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience in fruit carving, this workshop is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their artistic skills and create beautiful edible masterpieces. It’s a great opportunity to explore your creativity and learn a new skill in a supportive environment. For your convenience, all tools, aprons, refreshments and Watermelons will be provided.
While participating in the fruit carving workshop at Edison Ford Estates, it is important to note that Anita and the organizers will provide guidance and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. However, it is essential to remember that fruit carving involves the use of sharp tools, and there is a risk of injury if not handled with caution. Participants are responsible for using the tools properly and taking necessary precautions to avoid accidents. Edison Ford Estates and Flowers by Anita cannot be held responsible in the event of any injury or accident that may occur during the carving process. Safety will be emphasized, and participants are encouraged to exercise care and attentiveness while carving their watermelons.
No experience is required. All materials are included. Capacity is limited. Edison Ford members: $75; non-members: $85. Click here to register.
Step Into History Digital Edition: Chautauqua, an American Ideal
Please join Lead Historian Tim Snyder on February 7 at 10:30 a.m. for our next Digital Step into History. Tim will be looking back at the Chautauqua movement started by Mina Edison’s Father Lewis Miller. Learn how Mina’s Father’s vision changed the American Political Landscape of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Join site historian Tim Snyder for this free virtual presentation. Registration is required.
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