Eric Sloane’s Noah Blake Cabin

December 13, 2017 |  by  |  Comments Off on Eric Sloane’s Noah Blake Cabin

A view of the Noah Blake cabin and grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum on the afternoon of 11 December. These photos were taken after the Board of Directors of the friends group adjourned. Seems we can’t get enough of Eric Sloane and the museum he founded -a two and a half hour meeting just wasn’t enough. The Noah Blake cabin seems most appealing in the snow, if not a bit forlorn…but thanks to hundreds of generous supporters and friends, all that is about to change in 2018!

An Early Eric Sloane Mural

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Here is an early mural by Eric Sloane, likely early to mid 1930’s.  Entitled “Toast to Progress”, indicating the strides made in aviation since the Wright Brothers.  Great theme over a bar!

Orchard Help at the Eric Sloane Museum

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Our thanks to Darrell Cherniske of Kent Greenhouse and Gardens.  Darrell did an amazing job getting the heirloom apple orchard ready for winter.  The trees never looked better!  Thank you from all of us on the board of directors of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

 

Pilots and Eric Sloane

November 18, 2017 |  by  |  Comments Off on Pilots and Eric Sloane

Reflecting today on the number pilots who have spoken to us about their appreciation for the early work of Eric Sloane in the areas of meteorology and flying. More than one pilot has told us a story about how he used what he learned from an Eric Sloane book to help him be a better pilot.

Eric Sloane would have loved this!

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Some photos of the exceptional work by blacksmith Radames Ramos.  Rad has become a staple at our events at the Eric Sloane Museum this year and was kind enough to share some experiences he has had learning the art of the blacksmith.  Little did we know that he was going to bring us some examples of his work that we can use for the cabin restoration.  Rad’s workmanship is excellent and we are honored to have him as part of our restoration team.  Thanks, Rad!

Thank you from the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum

November 11, 2017 |  by  |  Comments Off on Thank you from the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum

Our thanks to new donors to the Noah Blake Cabin Restoration Fund – John Pawloski, Nick Bischoff and Michael Salvino. Thank you very much for your generous contributions!

Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum Harvest Party

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Two of our board members rising to the occasion – Kent’s own Selectman Bruce Adams (left), and our newest acquisition to the board, John Pennings.  These two gentlemen worked very hard throughout the afternoon and early evening of October the 14th to serve guests some delicious food hot off the grill.  Thank you Bruce and John!

Eric Sloane’s Voice!

October 23, 2017 |  by  |  Comments Off on Eric Sloane’s Voice!

The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum worked with Barb Russ, museum curator, to pull sound from a deteriorated recording disc.  It turned out that the disc contained a portion of an interview that Eric Sloane gave on the Mary Margaret McBride show in 1955.  Here is a few minutes of Eric Sloane speaking, the only recording of the man of which I am aware.  Enjoy!

Thank you to our friends of Eric Sloane

October 23, 2017 |  by  |  Comments Off on Thank you to our friends of Eric Sloane

Thank you for answering our call to help support the Noah Blake Cabin Restoration Fund

         For a list of ways you can support the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum in their efforts to rebuild the Noah Blake cabin, please see the bottom of this page.

We thank the following people for their generous financial support for our Noah Blake Cabin Restoration Fund. Without your support, we would not be able to save the Noah Blake cabin. With our gratitude for:

William and Catherine Bachrach

Jeff Bischoff  Vice President of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

Nick Bischoff, brother of Jeff.

Peter Brooks, a new friend

Charlie Burroughs A long time friend of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

Joseph C. Busch

James and George Ann Carter

The Cherniske Family  Long time friends and supporters of the Eric Sloane Museum and the Friends.  Darrell & Melissa and son Aiden are nearly always in attendance at various events and they have been so helpful to us in so many ways.

Carl and Josephine Dill. Carl was the force behind the gorgeous stone wall fire pit and gathering area.

Robin Dill (Robin owns Kent’s House of Books and has been a steadfast supporter of the Friends group for years) and a sponsor member.

Paul Feinstein

Carol Fenner, in memory of her husband Robert Fenner.  Bob was a great admirer of Eric Sloane and worked tirelessly on several projects related to commemorating Eric, one of the most significant being  the Eric Sloane Commemoratives Committee.  Bob organized and ran the committee, with the stated purpose of working to ensure that Eric Sloane was honored on a United States postage stamp.  Bob was of critical help during the formation of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, and his wisdom was sought on many occasions.  Specifically, Bob was instrumental in assisting with the onerous task of filing for 501c3 non-profit status with the IRS.  Bob shared with Friends founder James Mauch copies of his work related to forming the Eric Sloane Commemoratives Committee so that the Friends group would have a model from which to work for their own application.  It can be stated that it is doubtful that the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum would have ever achieved non-profit status without Bob’s help.  We’ll all miss his insight, wisdom, and guidance.

Anne Gallagher, Chef extraordinaire, who provided her talents to the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum during our dedication of the traditional New England dry laid stone wall,  Chef Anne became a member, supporter, and friend.

Arthur C. Hastings and Nancy Stewart

Marylyn Hendricks

Nancy and Sam Hipsher, who included a very nice letter with their donation.  Nancy and Sam bought, disassembled, moved, and repaired two antique barns for use on their historic property.  Sam sounds to me like a kindred spirit of Eric Sloane, judging by Nancy’s description of his talent and dedication to the restoration of their property.  Nancy wrote “We wish you good luck on your Noah Blake cabin rebuilding in 2018 and look forward to hearing more about your project as you proceed.  Eric Sloane would surely have appreciated your efforts as they represent the best of community and neighborly spirit.”  Thank you, Nancy and Sam.

The Kent Falls Brewing Company

Peter and Carol Kern, long time supporters who knew Eric Sloane.

Will Kies of The Oaklawn Foundation

William and Karen Kovacs

John T. Longley

Joseph and Rosmini Mato

James, Elizabeth, and Edith Mauch

James and Rebecca Mauch, parents of founder James Mauch.

Stan Morse, who renders excellent pen and ink drawings very reminiscent of the work of Eric Sloane.

Daniel and Linda Palmer

Geoffrey S. Paul, with our gratitude.

John Pawloski

Ruth Pearl of Nobrook Farm

Bruce H. Perry, who has graciously offered some early American tools from his collection to help outfit the cabin.

Clayton Preston, talented artist and supporter, who has shown his art at our annual show since it’s inception.

Radames Ramos, a very talented and largely self-taught blacksmith. If you have a chance to meet Rad at one of our events, he is a very interesting person. We’ll have some pictures soon of his work.

Rich, Intelisano, and Katz

Geoff Paul

Michael Salvino, who has stood with us for many years.

David and Allison Shelby

Scott Sheldon  A familiar name and face to collectors of Eric Sloane.  Scott has generously donated many books to be used as door prizes during the October 14th Harvest Party

Paul and Joanne Schulthiess

Charmaine Thacker-Sloane Eric Sloane’s daughter and a steadfast supporter of the Eric Sloane Museum and the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

Roger and Marsha Smith

George A. Stickels

Harold and Marie Stewart, our friends from the other side of the country, who has supported us generously for many years.

Ted and Jeanne Storb

Mary Ann VanValkenburg

Gayle Waterman

Bill Welnitz

Dayna Wenzel, another talented artist who joins us annually for our art exhibit and sale.  You can see her art here.

Mark Werkema and Ann Rivers

Thank You!

We also thank the following people for their membership in the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum since the announcement that our organization will be renovating the Noah Blake cabin:

Sponsor Level ($100 annually):

Robin Dill

David and Allison Shelby

Harold Stewart

Family Level ($50 annually):

The Cherniske Family

Alice and Richard Mandel

Daniel and Linda Palmer

Paul and Joanne Schultheiss

Ted and Jeanne Storb

Susan and Robert Vincent

Individual Membership ($35 annually):

Peter Brooks

Anne Gallagher

Nancy Hipsher

Dwight Keeney

William and Karen Kovacs

Hattie Mauch

Bruce Perry

Clayton Preston

Scott Sheldon

George Stickels

Barbara Thorland

Gayle Waterman

Dayna Wenzel

Kurt Zitzmann

Volunteer Level:

Spencer Parrish

Thank You!

We welcome your support at any level to help us to rebuild the Noah Blake Cabin.  When sending your donation, tell us your story of your connection to Eric Sloane, the museum he founded, and the Noah Blake cabin.  Send it to wil@weatherhillfarm.com.   We’ll publish your story on our website, www.noahblakecabin.org.

Box of Blacksmith-made iron nails- $20.00

Antique bottle (for Noah’s window) – $25.00

Shutter or door hardware – $35.00

Bundle of wooden shingles – $50.00

Section of exact-match siding – $75.00

Adzed wooden beam – $100.00

Sawn Lumber fund – $150.00

Period Accessories Fund – $Custom.  We welcome donations of period accessories to compliment the Noah Blake cabin restoration.  We are a 501c3 organization.  Please contact us for more information.

www.friendsoftheericsloanemuseum.org 

Or send your donation to:

Lia Brassord, Treasurer

Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum

72 Amity Place

Amherst, MA  01002

Thank you for your support

Thank you to Liz Shapiro and Barb Russ of the Eric Sloane Museum

October 21, 2017 |  by  |  Comments Off on Thank you to Liz Shapiro and Barb Russ of the Eric Sloane Museum
     Our special thanks to Barbara Russ and Liz Shapiro for making the October 14th Harvest Party possible. As many of you know, Barb is wonderful person that has dedicated much of her life to the Eric Sloane Museum. As usual, Barb worked tirelessly before, during, and after the event to help make it come to life. Thank you, Barb, for all that you do for us and for the Eric Sloane Museum!
      Liz Shapiro of DECD was also instrumental in making this event happen. She has been a pleasure to work with and the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum look forward to continuing to work with her in the future. Thanks, Liz!