4 Studio Hill Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.
The Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series on September 15th, 2013, 2:00PM, Kent Town Hall, will feature Karin Peterson speaking about the famous artist Eric Sloane. The title of her talk is " Everard Jean Hinrichs, aka Eric Sloane", and will take a look at the fascinating career of this intriguing man. How did Everard Hinrichs of New York City become Eric Sloane, the noted Warren artist known to many in Kent? The story has many twists and turns and travels from New Mexico, to New Orleans, to Pennsylvania, to Long Island and many stops in between. From television weatherman, manager for a dance troupe, designer of Christmas cards, to creator of cloud exhibits for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City that remained on display for 45 years – this man led a fascinating life! Karin Peterson serves as Museum Director of the State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development (formerly Commission on Culture & Tourism) overseeing the Eric Sloane Museum, the Henry Whitfield State Museum, Old New Gate Prison & Copper Mine Museum and the Prudence Crandall Museum. Previously, Ms. Peterson worked for Connecticut Landmarks for 15 years. The program will last about an hour followed by refreshments. There is no admission charge although contributions are welcomed.