31 Kent-Cornwall Rd., Rte. 7, Kent, CT
The Eric Sloane Museum of Kent, Connecticut, in conjunction with The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, is pleased to announce the 1st annual Eric Sloane Fall Celebration on Saturday, October 6th on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event is free to the public and includes admission to the museum. Early American demonstrators and craftsmen will be showcasing crafts such as lace making, tinsmithing, blacksmithing, basket weaving, redware pottery, spinning, candle dipping apple cider making and much more! There will be special tours of the iron furnace on the property. Children are especially encouraged to attend with their parents, as the festivities include early American games, quill pen writing, a sack toss, children's game area, and Sweetie-Pie the Brown Swiss calf. Food will be available for sale including apple pie and other baked goods from the Fife n' Drum Restaurant. Pumpkins will also be available for sale just in time for Halloween jack-o-lanterns. The event will be held rain or shine. The Eric Sloane Museum was built as a collaborative effort between Eric Sloane and the Stanley Works of New Britain to commemorate the tool company's 125th anniversary. Sloane is known to lovers of Americana as an artist and author who brought to life many forgotten customs and skills of past generations. In all, Sloane authored and illustrated over 38 books. The museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm through October 28th. Regular admission: Adults $8.00, Senior Citizens, $6.00, Children 6 to 17, $5.00.