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Program on relationship between Edison, the Seminole

By Staff | Jan 22, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED The Edisons with Seminole guides in the Everglades, circa 1930.

Fifth-generation Floridian Woody Hanson will speak about the relationship between the Seminole, Thomas Edison and Fort Myers at Edison and Ford Winter Estates on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Hanson is a descendant of Fort Myers’ first permanent settlers and W. Stanley Hanson, who was an expert with close Seminole alliances. He is currently a postgraduate student, studying American history at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

The event is free; donations will be accepted. Reservations are requested through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-edison-and-the-seminole-relationship-with-historian-woody-hanson-tickets-87180052885.

For more information, visit www.edisonford.org.