Museum Musings Series
Museum Musings is a weekly presentation, briefly covering topics from Mina Edison to Ford cars. Upcoming programs include:
- November 20th: Rev your engines! Automotive Curator, James Moss, leads a discussion on the V8 engine that truly revolutionized the industry.
- November 27th: Let’s talk Turkey. Join Collections Registrar, Matt Andres, as he showcases the Edison family turkey platter. (Happy Thanksgiving!)
- December 4: Holiday Wrap-Up! Discover some of the earliest styles and patterns of Christmas gift wrap with Exhibit Design Manager, Megan Kissinger.
- December 11: Home for the Holidays. Explore some of the Edison and Ford holiday traditions with Chief Curator, Brent Newman.
- December 18: Who invented electric Christmas Lights? Learn about the history of Christmas lights with Collections Registrar, Matt Andres.
- December 25: Museum Closed – Merry Christmas!
Offered Wednesdays – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Edison Ford members: free; non-members: included with admission.
Garden Class: Members Only-Propagation of Unique Edison Ford Plants
Learn how we propagate and preserve historical flora at Edison Ford, and how you can propagate your own favorite plants.
Cost: $35 for Edison Ford Members (click here to join or renew). Click to register.
Garden Class: Houseplants for a New Generation
Learn about houseplants that are available now for your home and how to care for them.
Cost: Members – $35, Non-Members – $50. Class will be held at the Garden Council Building, 2166 Virginia Ave. Park at Edison Larchmont Street Parking Lot.
Click here to register today!
Yoga Along the River
Although yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years, it has become increasingly popular during the past decade. Aside from the health beneﬁts, it oﬀers us a deeper connection to self-like and self-care, to nature and to the community. This one-hour yoga class allows you to step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. Yoga prepares the body, mind, and spirit for meditation; both yoga and meditation purify, resulting in feeling recharged and rejuvenated.
Skill level is beginner to intermediate. The class is taught by a certiﬁed yoga instructor from Gulfshore Yoga. Bring a yoga mat, water, and towel.
Class will be held in the Edison River Pavilion. Cost: Edison Ford Members: $15; non-members: $20 per class, does not include admission to the site. Click to register online.
Yomassage™ – NEW
Classes held in South Florida Water Management Lecture Hall
Yomassage™ is a fusion of relaxing and supported restorative yoga positions with hands on massage therapy. Students hold each position for around 8-10 minutes while a massage therapist performs manual massage techniques. The classes are limited to 5 participants per class and lasts for approximately 90 minutes.
Beneﬁts of Yomassage™ include improved joint range of motion, increased extensibility of muscle tendons and periarticular connective tissue, improved neuromuscular balance between muscle groups, reduced compression on joint surfaces, and reduced injuries.
Yomassage™ classes are led by Dolores J. Gozzi, a Licensed Massage/Alternative Therapist (MA37360), who has completed a 16-hour Yomassage™ certiﬁcation. Click here for more information on Dolores and Yomassage™.
Cost: Edison Ford members: $55; non-members: $65 per class, tickets can be purchased at the museum store ticket counter or online. Advance reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Admission to the site is not included.
Full Moon Meditation – Alchemy of the Senses – A Self-Guided Sensory Meditation
Class will be held in the South Florida Water Management lecture hall
Relax, breathe, release and enjoy this personal journey through sound vibration with singing bowls and drums. Modern medicine can now measure and confirm the practice of sound as a means to promote healing. Reduce your stress and experience a deep sense of peace.
The class is taught by Dolores J. Gozzi, a Licensed Massage/Alternative Therapist (MA37360). Bring something to lay on like a yoga mat or towel, water, and a small pillow. If you would like more information on Dolores and Vibration Meditation, you can visit her website.
Cost: Edison Ford Members: $20; non-members: $25, tickets can be purchased at the membership desk, the ticket counter or on our website.
DC vs. AC Exhibit Opening
Join us for hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary beverage to celebrate the opening of Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify America!
This electrifying new exhibit sheds light on the War of the Currents, which decided the electrical standard that would illuminate the world. Special gallery talk by Chief Curator Brent Newman. This exhibit will run through January 5, 2020. Located in the Edison Caretaker’s House.
Free for Members, $10 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at the Edison Ford Ticket Office on the evening of the event (no advance sales).
Creating A Hypertufa Mounting Board For Orchids And Other Air Plants – A Two-Part Series
Hypertufa is a lightweight, porous material made from various aggregates and bonded together using Portland cement, and makes a lovely mounting board for orchids and other epiphytes. Join this class to make your own by clicking here!
Price: Members $50, non-members $75 (all material costs are included).
Location: Meet at the Edison Ford Information Booth
Class size: Limited to 10 participants. Must attend both dates.
Silk Scarf Painting with Marie Dyer
A variety of techniques will inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a kind scarf. The scarves can be worn or displayed as art! Participants may book a single date or return for multiple sessions.
Price: Members $95, non-members $105
Location: Edison Ford River Pavilion
Dates: November 16, November 30, December 14, December 28, 2019; January 11, January 25, February 15, February 29, March 21, March 28, 2020, 9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m.
Class size: Limited
Register here (coming soon) or contact email@example.com for more information.