Dedication of the Eric Sloane Museum of Kent, Connecticut

53 Years ago this month, the Sloane-Stanley Museum opened it’s doors to the public. We will continue to post some history of the museum and how it came to be, leading up to the July 2, 2022 celebration to be held on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum in Kent.
Eric Hatch, Chairman of the Connecticut Historic Commission, and 5 year old John Hopson Nisbet II, during the dedication ceremony of the Sloane-Stanley Museum (as it was then called) on 28 May 1969. Photo from Wil Mauch’s “Symbols of American Spirit: 50 Years of the Eric Sloane Museum”.