Archive for February, 2016

February 25, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

Join us and become a part of history!  Our 1st event for 2106 on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum of Kent, Connecticut:

Saturday April 30th  Join us and be a part of history!  Planting of the Noah Blake Orchard in heirloom trees, 1-3 p.m.  Informal outdoor talk on best practices when it comes to planting and initial care and concerns with heirloom varieties with noted authority Peter Montgomery.  Participants will be invited to help plant small heirloom variety apple trees in the orchard.  This will be a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, but you must RSVP.  Please call the museum at 860-927-3849 to RSVP for this historic event.

Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum Announce 2016 Schedule of Events

February 25, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

2016 Theme:  Eric Sloane and New England Apples

Saturday April 30th  Join us and be a part of history!  Planting of the Noah Blake Orchard in heirloom trees, 1-3 p.m.  Informal outdoor talk on best practices when it comes to planting and initial care and concerns with heirloom varieties with noted authority Peter Montgomery.  Participants will be invited to help plant small heirloom variety apple trees in the orchard.  This will be a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, but you must RSVP.  Please call the museum at 860-927-3849 to RSVP for this historic event.

Saturday June 11th  Connecticut Open House, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free admission to the museum.  Innovations in Wood Sculpture, art inspired by Eric Sloane’s “placements” that used artisan-made tools to create works of art.

Saturday June 18th  Talk by Peter Montgomery, noted authority on Connecticut heirloom apples, covering the history, development, and current restoration efforts concerning Connecticut’s heirloom apple trees.  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, but you must RSVP.  Please call the museum at 860-927-3849.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

Saturday July 23rd  Opening of the annual art exhibit and sale.  This year’s theme:  Eric Sloane and New England Apples.  Free admission to the museum and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday August 27th  Make your own walking stick using cuttings from apple trees from Eric Sloane’s orchard!  This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, but you must RSVP.  Please call the museum at 860-927-3849.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 23rd, 24th & 25th  Connecticut Antique Machinery Association’s Fall Festival.  Discounted admission to the museum.

Saturday October 8th   In Celebration of the New England Apple  Come taste the best of what the region has to offer:  Apple cider, apple pie and cake and more!  This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, but you must RSVP.  Please call the museum at 860-927-3849.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

New Sign For Edith’s Farm Stand

February 24, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

Resident sheep Emmy Noether was the model and inspiration for this, Edith’s new farm stand sign.  1126151236-2

Come be a part of history – Eric Sloane, Noah Blake, and his orchard!

February 10, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

Friends board members Jeffrey Bishoff, Bruce Adams, Mike Everett, Barb Russ, and Jim Mauch tour the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum on Saturday, January 30th, to scout possible locations for the Noah Blake Orchard. The orchard will contain 10 heirloom variety apple trees, including the Westfield Seek-No-Further, a variety forever connected to Eric Sloane through his book A Reverence for Wood.

We hope you can join us on Saturday April 30th Come and be part of history! Planting of the Noah Blake Orchard in heirloom apple trees, 1-3 p.m. Informal outdoor talk on best practices when it comes to planting and initial care and concerns with heirloom varieties with noted authority Peter Montgomery of Montgomery Gardens. Participants will be invited to help plant small heirloom variety apple trees in the orchard. This will be a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, but you must RSVP. Please call the Eric Sloane Museum at 860-927-3849 to RSVP for this historic event.

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