Edison Ford Winter Estates  - Fathers get in free on Father's Day
 To celebrate Father's Day on June 16, dads are invited to visit Edison Ford for free! This is a great way for visitors to enjoy the day with their fathers. Free admission includes a self-guided audio tour of the winter estate homes, museum, laboratory and more than 20 acres of botanical gardens.
Our June volunteer meeting will feature Edison Ford Program Manager, Bobby Feldman giving a presentation on his recent trip to Egypt and Jordan. You won't want to miss this entertaining and informative talk. Volunteer meetings are free and open to the public, current and potential volunteers. Contact Bobby Feldman or Holly Shaffer, Program Managers at 239-335-3694 for information.

This summer, families can receive a special deal! From June 1 through Labor Day, visitors may bring a child (12 years old or younger) for free (one child will be admitted free per one paid adult on self-guided audio tours). The site offers something for every member of the family. The 15,000 square foot museum is full of Edison's and Ford's inventions, the botanic research lab, and more than 20 acres of botanical gardens with plants and trees from all around the globe bursting with blooms. Kids of all ages enjoy the new Smithsonian Spark!Lab, with six activity stations. This summer, take the entire family to Edison Ford, where you can learn, invent and have fun!
Join Collections Registrar, Matt Andres, for a discussion on one of Edison's earliest inventions, the electric pen. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.
Join Chief Curator, Brent Newman, for a discussion on Edison's primary factory and laboratory complex where the great inventor did the majority of his work. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

Join Exhibit Designer, Megan Kissinger, for some fun and excitement as she highlights some the eras most popular board games, including Edison's favorite. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

 Please join Automotive Curator, James Moss, for a discussion on one of the museums most unique vehicles, the 1908 Cadillac. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.


Fort Myers News Recap 

A city council meeting was held on January 16th at 4:30pm.  The meeting was opened in prayer by Dr. Ricky Anderson followed by pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.  Roll call included: Mayor Randall Henderson, Teresa Watkins Brown, Johnny Streets Jr., Michael Flanders and Fred Burson.  Absent from the meeting was council member Gaile Anthony.  Along with other city councils across the state a proclamation was announced to declare January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Fire Department was honored for the resuscitation of a 14 year old boy.   Consent for purchase of NovusAGENDA Meeting Management Solution.  One time cost $6500 yet with annual maintenance costs exceeding $26,000.  Acceptance of local easement grants. Approved KaBOOM letter of intent for playground grant on a project that is moving forward.   A letter was drafted to the constitution revision commission.  Fort Myers City council codes their agendas so ultra professionally that its possible half the members of city council don't know what the hell is going on.  City Council regular meeting scheduled for February 5th 2018.

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