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2018 EVENTS

Volunteers Needed to Help
Build the Noah Blake Cabin

 

Would you like to learn how to split shingles and hew logs while working with some interesting people to help build the Noah Blake cabin? We will provide instruction and historical background, snacks, safety equipment, and the opportunity – you provide your own boots, proper attire for working outside with sharp tools, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn and work. Check out the 2018 calendar of events at the Eric Sloane Museum for more information.


Friday, May 4
Museum opens for the 2018 season
Open Friday-Sunday, 10:00-4:00


Saturday, May 5
CAMA Spring Power-Up
Hewing & shingle-making with Friends members on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum, 11:00-3:00. Discount/Donation Admission May 5 & May 6.


Saturday, May 12
Make a Trug with Joe Brien
Two Sessions: 1-2 pm and 2-3 pm
Children will hand craft a trug, or garden basket, to be used for harvesting, foraging, and collecting. Ten person limit, $10 per student. Best for kids 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. *Please call or email to reserve your spot.

Sunday, May 20
Free admission to Connecticut residents

Saturday, June 9
Connecticut Open House Day
Free admission
Hewing & shingle-making with Friends members on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum, 11:00-3:00.


Sunday, June 17
Make a Back Scratcher with Joe Brien
20-minute project available 1-3 pm
Just stop in to fashion a back scratcher using real hand tools. Perfect for Father’s Day! Best for kids 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. No extra charge for this activity.

Sunday, June 17
Free admission to Connecticut residents

Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24
Accepting artwork for Community Art Exhibit, Sale, and Contest
This year's theme is "Noah Blake and his Wonderful Cabin." Up to three pieces of artwork connected to the Noah Blake cabin and story, Diary of an Early American Boy. Art will be accepted 10:00-3:00 each day.


Friday, June 29 - Friday, July 13
Community Art Exhibit, Sale and Contest
Visitors vote Friday, Friday, July 13 for Best In Show in three categories.

Wednesday, July 4
Independence Day Celebration
Reading of the Declaration of Independence, bell ringing at 2 pm, Artists Reception for those artists who participated in the Community Art Exhibit, Sale, and Contest (11:00-1:00). Hewing & shingle-making with Friends members on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum, 11:00-3:00.


Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15
Artists pick up artwork, 10:00-3:00.

 

Sunday, July 22
Free admission to Connecticut residents

Saturday, August 4
Build a Tool Box with Joe Brien
Two sessions: 1-2 pm and 2-3 pm
Learn how to safely use hand tools to craft your very own wooden tool box for woodworking tools, art & craft supplies, garden tools, and collectibles. Best for kids 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. Ten person limit, $10 per student. *Please call or email to reserve your spot.

Friday, August 10
Hewing & shingle-making with Friends members on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum, 11:00-3:00.

Saturday, August 18
Make a Paddle Boat with Joe Brien
20-minute project available 1-3 pm
Just stop in and build and race your very own, high-performance, rubber band-powered paddle boat! Great fun for the whole family! Best for kids 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. No extra charge for this activity.

Sunday, August 19
Free admission to Connecticut residents.

Friday, September 7
Hewing & shingle-making with Friends members on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum, 11:00-3:00.

Sunday, September 16
Free admission to Connecticut residents

Friday-Sunday, September 28-30
CAMA Fall Machinery Show
Discount/Donation Admission

Saturday, September 29
Hewing & shingle-making with Friends members on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum, 11:00-3:00.

Saturday, October 6
Whittle a Spoon with Joe Brien, 10:00-2:00
Learn how to whittle a spoon with a knife and hollow the scoop of the spoon using an ember from the campfire. Lunch included! The group will prepare soup on the campfire and eat it with your new spoons! Best for kids 10 and up, accompanied by an adult. Limit 15. $20 per student. *Please call or email to reserve your spot.

Sunday, October 21
Free admission to Connecticut residents


Sunday, October 28
Museum closes for the 2018 season

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