31 Kent-Cornwall Rd., Rte. 7 , Kent, CT Phone: (860) 927-3849.
Join the celebration at the Eric Sloane Museum for Independence Day with a traditional bell ringing ceremony at 2:00 pm. Artist and author Eric Sloane was an enthusiast patriot. Sloane believed church and public bells should ring for four minutes at 2:00 pm each July 4 to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Each year, Eric Sloane Museum invites visitors to participate in this revival of a tradition as old as the nation. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This outdoor event is free but regular admission applies to visit the museum. Adults $8.00, Senior Citizens, $6.00, Children 6 to 17, $5.00.