Coming Soon – Original artwork by Eric Sloane, N.A.

June 18, 2018 |  by  |  Comments Off on Coming Soon – Original artwork by Eric Sloane, N.A.

Coming Soon – Original artwork by Eric Sloane, N.A.  In the meantime, please scroll down to see works by Eric Sloane currently offered by Eric Sloane.  You’ll find our knowledge and service second to none, and we are always pleased to answer all of your questions.

Annual Art Exhibit, Contest and Sale at the Eric Sloane Museum

June 8, 2018 |  by  |  Comments Off on Annual Art Exhibit, Contest and Sale at the Eric Sloane Museum

The Eric Sloane Museum and the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum are pleased to invite you to participate in our community centered art show, 2018. The theme this year is “Noah Blake and His Wonderful Cabin”.

For his fifteenth birthday, Noah received a small wood-backed leather diary where he chronicled his daily activities on his father’s farm for about one year. The book, Diary of an Early American Boy, written in 1962 by Eric Sloane, gives readers a glimpse of bygone days in 1805. In the book Eric details the developing Blake homestead and common tasks performed such as nail-making, constructing a bridge, splitting shingles, spring plowing, maple-sugaring, farming, milling and foraging. It also describes the cabin Noah and his family lived in; how special his four glass paned window was (as glass was hard to come by), and how designs were “scratched” into the dirt packed floor surfaces for special occasions. It also tells about how Noah takes a fancy to Miss Sarah Trowbridge, who he meets at an Easter Sunday service, and their evolving relationship.

Up to three pieces of artwork in some way connected to the story of Noah Blake and His Wonderful Cabin, or his life in 1805 will be accepted on Friday, June 22th, Saturday, June 23rd, and Sunday, June 24th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Please have artwork to be hung prepared for hanging.

Please join us for an Artist Reception on July 4th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You are welcome to stay on for a reading of The Declaration of Independence and Bell ringing shortly before 2:00 PM.

The show will run from Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 8th. Artists may pick-up their artwork on Friday, July 13th, Saturday, July 14th, or Sunday, July 15th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Please give us a call with any questions (860) 927-3849. Thank you very much for your help in creating a great exhibition and for your support of the Eric Sloane Museum!

If you would like to learn how to split shingles and hew logs while working with some interesting people, several “Friends” members will be on site on July 4th also. They will provide instruction and historical background, safety equipment and an interesting opportunity. Please provide proper attire for working outside with sharp tools, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn and work.