Archive for October, 2016

Eric Sloane and the Smithsonian

October 25, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

Some great photographs can be found at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collections Division.  The photographs show the finished version of Eric Sloane’s Earth Flight Environment as well as some images of the artist at work.  I did not realize that there is another Eric Sloane mural, hidden currently behind a wall, in the Age of Flight section of the museum.  From the photograph, it looks like a great mural.  Has anyone seen it in person?

Eric Sloane, The Noah Blake Cabin, and the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum

October 16, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum has some very important news to share with the community of folks who admire and treasure Eric Sloane’s legacy.  Please see for more information on this important initiative.

Eric Sloane and the New England Apple Event on the 8th

October 16, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

What a wonderful time we all had Saturday, October 8th! Chef Anne Gallagher helped us to continue to celebrate the New England Apple. During the year, we have celebrated the theme of “Eric Sloane and the New England Apple” in a variety of creative ways: in the spring, we celebrated in “live form” by working with Peter Montgomery to plant an heirloom variety orchard now known as the “Noah Blake Orchard”, in the summer we celebrated the apple artistically during the annual art exhibit and sale by focusing the artists’ attention on the apple as a source of inspiration, and this past Saturday we celebrated the apple in a culinary way with Chef Anne.
Chef Anne created a number of amazing dishes, including some delicious fresh-baked apple muffins and scrumptious mini burgers grilled on apple wood served with cheddar and apple salsa. We had some scions from the Seek-No-Further apple tree (see Eric Sloane’s A Reverence for Wood for his thoughts on the tree) that were chipped into dry smoking wood that Anne used throughout the day. Everything Anne served was DELICIOUS!
Our thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the New England Apple with us!






October 16, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

Our thanks to Melissa Roth Cherniske, who sent to me this photo of her son Aiden and my daughter Edith pressing apples with Jeff Bischoff on October the 8th.  Melissa’s family is delightful – Aiden is a true gentleman and a very interesting young man, and her husband Darrell is incredibly helpful to us during and after our events.  Our thanks to your wonderful family!image1-16

Eric Sloane would have loved this!

October 16, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum board member Jeffrey Bischoff brought his cider press to the October 8th event and many visitors had a great time watching it in operation.  Here, Edith Mauch and Aiden Cherniske help to press some apples into cider.  Eric Sloane would have loved to see just this kind of thing happening on the grounds of his museum.  Thanks, Jeff!








October 3, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

We hope to see you this Saturday, October 8th!

In Celebration of the New England Apple

The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum will be hosting a FREE event “In Celebration of the New England Apple” on Saturday, October 8th from 11 to 1:30 as a culmination of the 2016 programming season Eric Sloane and the New England Apple. Come taste the best of what the region has to offer when chef and food advocate Anne Gallagher cooks up some tasty apple treats followed by mini burgers grilled on apple wood served with cheddar and apple salsa. Anne deftly navigates the world of food sourcing, culinary innovation and client expectation. She layers good choices on top of unexpected choices to create dishes that are beautiful and authentic. While this event is free, you must RSVP by calling the museum.

Anne is a graduate of Natural Gourmet culinary School in New York City and has been instrumental in establishing youth programs and classes in Connecticut that offer education in healthy cooking, the importance of local ingredients and ethical food practices. Whether making dinner for your family or an elegant party, flavorful, thoughtful food that is designed for each occasion is the goal. This is exactly what Anne will be creating at the Eric Sloane Museum. Please call (860) 927-3849 and leave your contact information to register for this event.

It is the mission of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum to assist in the preservation and interpretation of the museum and its collections, to encourage and promote visitation and to enhance the public’s appreciation of the legacy of artist and author Eric Sloane.

The Eric Sloane Museum is located in Kent, Connecticut on Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Road) just north of the village of Kent and the intersections of Route 7 and 341.