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NEW! Tea Parties Added to Tour Choices

A New Twist on Tours at the Burroughs Home!

Groups of 10 or more wishing to tour the historic Burroughs Home can now add an adventurous tea experience, with the option of one of two programs! Presented by local author, speaker, and playwright Laurie Nienhaus, guests can choose from either “For the Love of Lavender” or “How on Earth did tea Make it This Far?”

Following both of these short, fun programs is light tea fare. For the “Love of Lavender,” all scrumptious selections feature lavender. For “How on Earth did tea Make it This Far,” the appetizing assortments feature items using tea as an ingredient. Read more

Burroughs Home Hosts “Locals Appreciation Day”

Special summer weekend tour

The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located along the downtown riverfront at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida is holding a special “Locals Appreciation Day” open house on Saturday, July 16th beginning at noon for Southwest Florida residents. Recent renovations have the historic property looking better than it has in a century. The home was built in 1901 and bequeathed to the City of Fort Myers in 1978. Today, it is managed by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. Read more

“James D. Newton Collection” Opens at FGCU Library

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is opening a new exhibit in its library entitled, “Uncommon Friends: The James D. Newton Collection” on Thursday, February 25 with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The reception and exhibit are open to the public and located in room 322 in the library at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in its Archives and Special Collections Galleries on the third floor.

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