History Society members get free admission to Edison and Ford Winter Estates
FORT MYERS, FL (Dec. 27, 2023) — Lee County Black History Society and Edison and Ford Winter Estates announce free daytime admission during the month of January to either museum with membership to one of the organizations.
“In the spirit of cultural exchange, we encourage the community to explore these museums to get an understanding of the community where we live,” said Autumn Watkins Holloway, executive director of the Lee County Black History Society. “We hope this reciprocal opportunity will encourage wider membership to support both of these important nonprofit museums preserving the area’s history.”
Membership to the Lee County Black History Society starts at $50 a year. Multiple levels of membership are available at Edison and Ford Winter Estates, starting at $70 a year. Daytime admission tickets at Edison and Ford Winter Estates start at $25 for adults. Admission to the Williams Academy Black History Museum is $15 for adults.
Membership in the Lee County Black History Society helps preserve Lee County’s black heritage, while providing on-going educational programs, new exhibits, historical preservation and research. Membership – from community supporters to community champions – includes free museum admission, discounts on events and other benefits. For information on membership, visit LeeCountyBlackHistorySociety.org/become-a-member/.
Membership to Edison and Ford Winter Estates includes free daytime admission, plus discounts on classes, special events, and purchases in the Garden Shoppe and Museum Store, as well as reciprocal admissions to other museums and gardens. For information on membership, visit https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/membership/membership-information/.
About Lee County Black History Society
The Lee County Black History Society, Inc., a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1994 by Janice Cass. The LCBHS, Inc. is comprised of a seven-member Board of Directors that meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The meeting is open to the public. The Lee County Black History Society provides a way for African Americans in Lee County to recognize and celebrate Black History. For information, visit LeeCountyBlackHistorySociety.org, email BlackHistory@LeeCountyBHS.org or call 239-332-8778.
About Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 220,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.