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You are needed as a member of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum. For a limited time, if you join at the Sponsor, Director, or President’s Circle Membership Level, you will receive a complimentary signed and inscribed copy of Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane. Help us promote and preserve the Eric Sloane Museum and get a great book as a bonus!

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Thanks to New and Renewing Members of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum!

100% of your membership support in the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum supports events and programming of the Eric Sloane Museum. You help to further the mission of the Eric Sloane Museum and to preserve and promote Eric Sloane’s legacy. Thank you!

New Members:

Bill Bachrach (Family)
Lia Brassord (Sponsor)
Nancy Buescher (Individual)
Carol Brown (Individual)
Nancy Hipsher (Individual)
Paul Kirsch (Sponsor)
Charmaine Sloane-Thacker ($500 donation)

Renewing:

Richard and Alice Mandel (Family)
James E. and Rebecca E. Mauch (President’s Circle)
James W., Edith M., and Elizabeth K. Mauch (President’s Circle)
Harold and Marie Stewart (Sponsor)

“Being a long time fan of Eric Sloane’s, I am excited about joining this group. Thanks for keeping his Legacy alive.”
-Recent Member of the Friends group

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In honor of the theme established for the Eric Sloane Museum by the staff of the museum and the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum for 2014, here is an example of what Eric Sloane termed a “cloudscape”.  He reasoned that paintings that depicted urban and rural scenes were called “landscapes”, why not call paintings of cloud formations “cloudscapes”?  Image used with permission from Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane.

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Pictured below is pet sheep, Emmy Noether, sporting the latest in fashionable head gear – a style-enhancing, comfortable, well-made, adjustable baseball cap emblazoned with the log of the Eric Sloane Museum.  Get yours today through the Eric Sloane Museum of Kent, Connecticut, and show your support for this national treasure!

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Won’t you join with like-minded individuals from across the country who are organizing to help support, preserve, and to promote the Eric Sloane Museum of Kent, Connecticut? We are firm in our belief that Eric Sloane is a national treasure and the museum he founded is an important destination for anyone interested in early American life and culture. Support for the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum can come in many formats:

1. Membership in the Friends organization.
2. Financial support to fund specific projects. The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum works in concert with the staff at the Eric Sloane Museum to identify projects that need attention. Some projects are very modest in scope (as little as $75.00), while others require greater financial commitment.
3. Volunteer for events and programs held on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum.
4. Volunteer your professional expertise.
5. Volunteer to join the board of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum. We are a friendly, inclusive group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Eric Sloane. We meet approximately 6 times per year at the Kent Town Hall in Kent, Connecticut.

For these and other support opportunities, please email Jim Mauch at ail@weatherhillfarm.com. Thank you.

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For the 2014 season, the Eric Sloane Museum, in conjunction with the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, will be dedicating themselves to the exploration of Eric Sloane’s treatment of the sky and weather.  I’ll be posting updates concerning specific dates and events, but for now I thought I might share some photographs of a mural that was created by Eric Sloane very early in his career.  No doubt you’ll be able to guess from what kind of building the mural was removed, but do you know where the mural currently resides?  A hint – it is in a public building on Long Island, NY…

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          The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum have, with the permission of the estate of Eric Sloane, released a set of blank notecards with an image of Eric Sloane’s painting February on the front.  These Eric Sloane themed notecards are blank inside, 5 to a pack with envelopes.  Packs are $7.00 each, and 100% of the sales goes to the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.  Cards are for sale at the Eric Sloane Museum, or can be purchased through the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.  When ordering, please include $1.75 for 1st class USPS postage.

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The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum are looking for a pilot with experience with flying early aircraft and how that experience is influenced by the weather who would be willing to speak about his/her experiences at the Eric Sloane Museum in Kent, CT this summer.  The museum is highlighting Eric Sloane’s work in explaining meteorological and atmospheric phenomenon to pilots in via his publications for the Army Air Corps (c. 1942-1945), as well as Eric’s work related to painting military and civilian aircraft and “cloudscapes”, which was the term Eric Sloane used to describe his renditions of clouds and the atmosphere.  If you know of a c. WWII pilot, or someone who flew in the late 1940s-late 1950s, the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum would really appreciate hearing from you.  Thank you!

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The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum are interested in speaking with any pilots who flew military and/or commercial aircraft in the 1940s and 1950s.  We have spoken with several individuals who flew in these capacities during this era who recall using some of Eric Sloane’s early works for the Army Air Corps and some early books on meteorology written and illustrated by Eric Sloane.  We would really like to have a pilot join us for one of our events in 2014 on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum in Kent, Connecticut.  This year, the Eric Sloane Museum will explore Eric Sloane and his work with the sky and clouds.  The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum will continue to update posts on our Facebook page and on this blog.

 

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This past Saturday the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum met at the Kent Town Hall in Kent, CT.  Among the items discussed was the theme for 2014, which was established by Barbara Russ of the museum in consultation with representatives from the state of Connecticut.  The theme will focus on Eric Sloane’s exploration of the sky, clouds, and meteorology.  We will be posting updates on our Facebook page – Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum – as they become available.