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The Old Covered Bridge by Eric Sloane

August 17, 2019 |  by  |  Comments Off on The Old Covered Bridge by Eric Sloane

An original pen and ink drawing by Eric Sloane, N.A. Signed Eric Sloane, lower right. Newly framed and matted, all archival materials. Image size approximately 10.5″ tall x 13″ wide, framed dimensions approximately 17.25″ tall x 19.75″ wide. A wonderful opportunity to own an original Eric Sloane illustration for only $725.00.

A Friendly Race by Eric Sloane, N.A.

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A Friendly Race by Eric Sloane, N.A.  A beautiful sailing scene depicted with skill and evocative of a windy afternoon spent in friendly competion.  Great sense of movement, excellent cloud work, and a bold and striking palette come together in this fantastic work.  Professionally framed in a modern take on the classic silver frame.  Nicely sized at 22″ wide and 18″ tall (approximate framed dimensions).

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Our Newest Volunteer Joined Scott at the Eric Sloane Museum

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Scott received some help the other day from our newest volunteer, Sidney Crouch. Sidney and Scott worked together on the siding of Noah’s bedroom. We’re honored to have Sidney join us in rebuilding the cabin. Our thanks to Scott for serving as a mentor, and our thanks to Sidney for his energy and enthusiasm.

More Progress on the Noah Blake Cabin at the Eric Sloane Museum

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We are receiving a lot of professional-level carpentry from a fantastic volunteer and friend, Scott Sheldon. Scott is doing an amazing job on Noah’s bedroom addition to the cabin. He’s almost done with installing the rough cut beveled siding and it looks great. We’re using reproduction wrought iron nails that are galvanized for weather protection. Who knew they made such a thing in the 21st century?

Nice job, Scott – THANK YOU!

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The Gremlins Have Us, Too!

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It would appear that the gremlins that invaded the Eric Sloane Museum and created enough havoc to delay substantially the planned renovations decided to pay us a visit at the Noah Blake cabin. We’re taking Eric’s advice (see photo from his 1943 The Gremlins Will Get You If You Don’t Watch Out!!) by smiling and blaming it all on a gremlin.

Cabin on a truck – you call, we haul

The good news is that we were able to build the cabin over three days in June. The challenging news is that it is not quite finished, but we’re still at it! The gremlins made the weather terrible, and despite my friend Chris and I putting in two 16 hour days on day 1 and day 2, plus a 14 hour day on day 3, we just couldn’t quite get it all done. Board member John Pennings and volunteer Scott Sheldon worked on Noah’s bedroom while Chris and I focused on the main cabin. They were a huge help.

We built the cabin using early 19th century timbers, all hand hewn, to replicate Eric’s renditions of the cabin in his 1962 Diary of An Early American Boy. The window and door placements will also mirror Eric’s illustrations for the cabin.

Might as well start….
I don’t think these were available in 1805
There is always a clown on every job site
John Pennings and Scott Sheldon begin framing Noah’s bedroom
Aeriel acrobatics
Kent celebrities

After consulting Barb Russ and Liz Shapiro of DECD, we made a decision to cancel the events that had been scheduled throughout 2019. A variety of factors went into that difficult decision. What we are planning for now is a grand re-opening celebration of the newly-renovated Eric Sloane Museum AND Noah Blake Cabin for Spring of 2020. It is going to be awesome! Thanks for your understanding and for sticking with us through all of the gremlin-related activity! We will continue to keep you posted throughout the rest of the year.