Friday, 20 April 2007 01:00
Edison Home Restoration CelebrationWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Fort Myers’ most famous attraction’s gotten a major face lift and is ready to show it Friday night.
The event is called an “Incandescent Evening”…and it’s celebrating the restorations to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. The restorations started five years ago and cost roughly ten million dollars. President of the estate, Chris Pendleton says Thomas Edison’s home now looks much like it did when the inventor was in residence.
“It’s a chance to wet your whistle about what’s ahead…the restoration and the transfer to private management, they’re all part of transforming us to a different type of cultural institution. We’re now a totally different place and we want everyone now to come out and sample it.”
All the free tickets to Friday night’s gala are gone – about two thousand visitors are expected on the grounds for the evening festivities.