In October, HubbyBear and I took a vacation, a pilgrimage of sorts...
.....a favorite artist pilgrimage ...
and one of our stops was to the Eric Sloane Museum
and Kent Iron Furnace in Connecticut!
Eric Sloane Feb 27 1905- Mar 5 1985
Eric Sloane was an American Artist;
a landscape oil painter,
an Illustrator and Author of more then
30 books! Mostly known for his love of reverence
of American historical buildings (barns and covered bridges)
and tools , he is also known for his love of aviation, weather
and sky, which earned him the honor of painting a mural
for the Smithonian National Air and Space Museum.
Many of his illustrations,
beautifully and meticulously document
early American tools and their uses.
An excessive antique tool and implement collector
the Museum was put together while he was alive
in co-operation with and for the Stanely Tool Co.
It was great fun to view so many olden
things that I love so much, with the backdrop of the
"Housatonic River" with some great scenic hiking!
I hope you will enjoy!
Ashley Maggie May sight seeing........
The Eric Sloane Museum:
Standing next to his oil paintings
~~~We had just been to Vermont a few days before
at a "Corgi Cottage" tour and so many of the tools and such
were reminiscent of pieces that were in Tasha Tudor's home!~~~
Eric found an original diary
from 1805, hand written by a teen aged boy
named Noah Blake, and created a book from it,
and also constructed a log cabin that is described
in the the book "Diary Of An Early American Boy" 1962
Do You Know JESUS?
The museum also has re-created Eric's studio
with all his things from his original room!
The Mousiekin Family
are "collectors and users" of
I really enjoy collecting
Eric's books, and I got a real
treasure once! A signed copy from a
second hand sale!
Hope you enjoyed!!