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Digital Discussion: The Amish and Amish-Mennonites of Sarasota, Florida

Throughout the 1920s, the Edison family spent a lot of time in Fort Myers. When the Edison's were in Southwest Florida, the Amish began traveling to Pinecraft, a campground and neighborhood in Sarasota, just north of Fort Myers. The earliest Amish and Mennonite visitors traveled to Florida to escape the cold temperatures up north. They also wanted more opportunities to farm during the winter months. Although their farming efforts were not successful, Pinecraft became a major vacation destination for these communities throughout the United States and Canada. Today, roughly 5,000 people visit each year, primarily in the winter. In this discussion, Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, will discuss the history of these groups in Pinecraft and why they still visit there today. 

This is a free virtual lecture. Register online at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/. Donations are appreciated. 

Date & Time

July 20, 2021

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Add to Calendar 07/20/202110:30 AM 07/20/202111:30 AM America/New_York Digital Discussion: The Amish and Amish-Mennonites of Sarasota, Florida Throughout the 1920s, the Edison family spent a lot of time in Fort Myers. When the Edison's were in Southwest Florida, the Amish began traveling to... More info at www.capecorallivingmagazine.com/events/205682/digital-discussion-the-amish-and-amish-mennonites-of-sarasota-florida Edison & Ford Winter Estates 2350 McGregor Blvd. , Fort Myers, FL 33901 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates 2350 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers 33901 FL US

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