- Oct 22 2022
- 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Educational Event
Museum and Laboratory Open at Edison and Ford Winter Estates
We are excited to let you know that we are re-opening the east side of the site, which includes the Museum, Laboratory, Garden Shoppe and Museum Store this Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Step Into History presentations and phonograph demonstrations will be offered each day. Visitors will also get to see all of the antique cars that are normally on the Ford property, as those were moved into the museum before the hurricane. A reduced admission ticket will be offered, which includes the Museum and Lab ($15 for adults, $12 for teens (ages 13-19), $8 for children (ages 6-12), and children 5 and younger are admitted free.
The museum features hundreds of artifacts, and examples of both Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s inventions. The Timeline of Innovation depicts inventions that were created in each decade, along with news headlines to capture what was happening in the United States during the time period.
A new exhibit, called the Wizard’s Workshop will be open in the museum. This family-friendly exhibit features hands-on activities and offers the opportunity for anyone to become an inventor as they build and experiment. The exhibit is sponsored by WGCU Public Media.
While staff have been clearing debris from the site, additional work is needed in the gardens. Anyone wanting to help restore the gardens, may make a donation through the website at EdisonFord.org.