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Northwest Regional Library presents ‘Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’ exhibit

October 7, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Northwest Regional Library is home to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates exhibit, "Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford," from Oct . 5 to Nov. 10. The exhibit features a collection of historic photographs of Edison and Ford's favorite pastimes in Southwest Florida accompanied with contemporary photographs.

This exhibit presents a comparative look at "old Florida" in the time of Edison and Ford (1885-1940s) and the contemporary Florida landscape as well as current Southwest Florida attractions. Discover the wild and wonderful places these two famous families explored during their time in Southwest Florida and see modern day comparisons.

"This exhibit is fascinating" said Maryellen Woodside, branch manager of the Northwest Regional Library. "It is intended for all those who visit or live in Lee County. It is a beautiful way of either refreshing their memory or introducing them to all the wonderful adventures available to all ages year round in Lee County for very little or no expense."

The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Blvd., N., in Cape Coral and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, from noon-8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. All programs are free and open to the public.

A sign language interpreter is available with 5 business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. For more information on the Exhibit go to www.lee-county.com/library or call Telephone Reference at 239-479-INFO (4636).

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The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with free books, downloadable ebooks, digital content, books-by-mail, bookmobile, electronic resources, music and movies, programs and meeting space. The Lee County Library System: strengthens the community by informing and enriching individuals; ensures equal and open access; defends intellectual freedom and the right to privacy; ensures that an individual's economic status does not -deter library use; commits to meeting customers' needs; fosters a climate of mutual respect and trust; values and supports individual initiative; promotes cooperation, collaboration and connections; promotes lifelong reading; practices financial accountability and supports Lee County's vision, mission and values.

All programs are free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter is available with 5 business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Information about Lee County Library System is available for your convenience 24 hours-a-day at www.lee-county.com/library where you can find out about library services, programs, locations, view an online events calendar or place a hold on library items. Telephone Reference is available at 239-479-INFO (4636).

 
 

 

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