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Due to COVID-19, we have suspended activities and events for the remainder of 2020. If you would like to continue to support the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum (and receive some great books to read in the process), please consider our latest fundraisers. Proceeds to the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum’s Noah Blake Cabin Fund.

Brand New – Just Released: Eric Sloane’s Simple Machines: A Boy, A Diary, and the Building of America

Brand new book in wraps, just released!  Eric Sloane’s Simple Machines: A Boy, a Diary, and the Building of America by Wil Mauch.

This charming and informative volume introduces readers young and old to simple machines and how they work.  Wil modeled this volume after Eric Sloane’s 1962 classic Diary of An Early American Boy, Noah Blake: 1805, using Eric’s original characters, pen and ink illustrations, design, and font.  New stories are told of how Noah, Rachel, Izaak, Mr. Beach, and Mr. Simon used simple machines throughout 1805 to help them accomplish many tasks.  These engaging stories provide the reader with a thorough understanding of what simple machines can and cannot do, generously supplemented with the drawings of architect Barry Merenoff.  Additionally, Professor James Brennan explores the mathematics and physics behind how each simple machine provides a mechanical advantage to the user.  The result is an informative and engaging book that will delight the young and the young at heart, the reader just beginning to understand simple machines and the reader who understands advanced mathematics and physics – and every reader in between.

If you love the work of Eric Sloane, you’ll love this book.  The perfect gift for anyone who admires the pen and ink drawings of the artist, and who wants to learn more about how simple machines were used to build much of early America.

Eric Sloane’s Simple Machines:  A Boy, a Diary, and the Building of America

*Hardcover with dust jacket, sealed in wraps

*126 pages

*Includes a glossary of terms, a reference section, and a complete list of books by Eric Sloane

*Numerous illustrations by Eric Sloane

*Special offer:  FREE Shipping

*Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum’s Noah Blake Cabin Restoration Fund

$21.95 – Includes all applicable sales taxes. Check, money order, credit card or PayPal accepted.

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use our secure order form by clicking here

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Weather Hill Farm

2746 Stein lane

Lewisburg, PA. 17837

email:  wil@weatherhillfarm.com

570-204-2906

Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane

Nearly everyone who has an interest in early American life and culture knows of Eric Sloane’s work. Although perhaps best known for his oil paintings of barns and covered bridges, Eric Sloane was also a successful author, illustrator, amateur anthropologist, meteorologist, and historian. A man of tremendous and varied talents, Sloane began his artistic career as a itinerant sign painter and became an accomplished artist elected to full membership to the National Academy of the Arts.

Born Everard Jean Hinrichs in 1905, Eric Sloane led a full and intriguing life. He created everything from “cloudscapes” while flying with Wiley Post (Amelia Earhart bought his first one) to over three dozen books covering early American life an culture. A highly successful fine artist, illustrator, and author – all within his lifetime.

Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane

*Hardcover with dust jacket, sealed in wraps

*232 pages

*Includes a never before published manuscript of Eric Sloane

*Over 100 full color images, more than half full color plates of Eric Sloane paintings

*Numerous pen and ink illustrations by Eric Sloane, as well as dozens of family photos.

*Special offer:  FREE Shipping

*Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum’s Noah Blake Cabin Restoration Fund

$55.00 – Includes all applicable sales taxes. Check, money order, credit card or PayPal accepted.

To pay by credit card or PayPal:

use our secure order form by clicking here

To pay by check:

Weather Hill Farm

2746 Stein lane

Lewisburg, PA. 17837

email:  wil@weatherhillfarm.com

570-204-2906