Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Furnace

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Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Furnace

Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Furnace
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A museum of early American tools and the site of the Kent Iron Furnace, which began production of pig iron in 1826.
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studentoflife314
Woodbury, CT36 contributions
Great local history!
Oct 2017 • Friends
A must see for any fan of New England farming and our history. An impressive collection of artwork and hand made tools.
Written June 24, 2018
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Louise T
Farmington, CT32 contributions
Amazing visit experiencing the multi- talented Eric Sloane and his love of American farms. A definite must -see!
Jun 2018 • Couples
A wonderful visit to the museum and grounds of a scientist, artist and writer. He used these gifts to express an Americana he loved and learned from. His life story and work was very impressive- amazing collection of farm implements and paintings. The town of Kent is worth a visit for coffee, lunch or dinner- great shops and a wonderful bookstore! Great experience and learning for pre- teens and young people too!
Written June 22, 2018
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DBPhair
USA49 contributions
A Tribute to a Wonderful American Artist
Jun 2017 • Couples
This slightly out-of-the-way museum on the western border of Connecticut is dedicated to the life and work of American artist Eric Sloane and is well worth a visit. There is an exhibit of the early American farm tools that he collected and depicted in his books and artwork. He is also known for his cloudscapes, barns, and covered bridges. You can also see his studio. Amelia Earhart purchased his first cloud painting. His mural art decorates the Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. .

You can view a documentary about his life and art, which includes interviews with the artist. There is a small gift shop where you can purchase his books, prints, t-shirts, etc.
Written June 30, 2017
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joevala
Highland, NY399 contributions
A Nice Stop
Oct 2015
The Sloane-Stanley Museum & Kent Furnace was a very nice place to visit. A fine collection of old tools along with the Kent Iron Furnace rounds out the visit. Sloane was an author and avid collector of Americana. For those interested in a bit of history this is a fine stop.
Written October 16, 2015
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Toni112950
Sandy Hook, CT164 contributions
Interesting Implements and Awesome Art
Aug 2014 • Family
The Sloane Stanley Museum is a compendium of the tools and implements of years gone by. These tools are primitive by modern standards but showcase the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the American past. The museum also displays the paintings of Eric Sloane, long renowned for his breathtaking paintings of the sky, clouds and aviation topics. Outstanding collection if you are an Eric Sloane aficionado, as I am. Some prints are available for purchase and there is a small gift shop.
Written September 6, 2014
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FtecConn
Hartford, CT90 contributions
Kinda Expensive
Oct 2013 • Couples
Save your money and go to the Mine and Machinery Complex in the rear. They wanted alot of Money for on room of touring. Just wasnt worth the Cost for us.
Written November 24, 2013
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NJJoan
Wayne, NJ72 contributions
A man's museum
Feb 2013 • Couples
Men will love this museum and so will some women. My husband, grandsons and son enjoyed it as did I while my daughter-in-law shopped in Kent.
Written February 27, 2013
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Oakdale29
Oakdale, CT268 contributions
Really impressive
Oct 2012 • Family
Recently read an Eric Sloane book and was surprised to find the museum during a websearch for more titles. The website does not do it justice. This is a very impressive collection and the reproduction of his studio is awesome. I wish I had found this years ago. Unfortunately it closed this week so plan to see it when it reopens in the spring.
Next door is the CT Mining Museum which is much more than that name implies as well.
Written November 1, 2012
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redeco
Warren, MA9,189 contributions
Americana and More
Owned and operated by the State of Connecticut, the Sloane Stanley Museum is a monument to one of the more avid 20th century collectors of Americana. Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was a painter, writer, and collector. He was fascinated with America of days long gone and he painted barns, landscapes, and structures reminiscent of our nostalgic past. He also painted clouds and is well known for the cloud background for the planes at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.

In the museum, you can see his collection of hand tools, woodworking items, and farm impliments. The collection is extensive and exciting even though it's due to be remounted. You can also see a complete recreation of Sloane's studio complete with brushes, easel, paintings, folk art, and all his books. It's pretty exciting to step into this artist's day to day experience.

On the grounds is also a pioneer cabin built by Sloane to commemorate the 1805 Diary of an Early American Boy (Noah Blake) which he published. You can also visit the granite remains of the furnace from the Kent Iron Furnace. Built in 1826, the furnace operated for 70 years and the Gothic Arches of the structure are within easy walking distance of the museum. There is lots to interest the whole family here. Admission is $4 adult and $2.50 (6-17).
Written July 9, 2008
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Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Furnace is open:
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM