Some great photographs can be found at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collections Division. The photographs show the finished version of Eric Sloane’s Earth Flight Environment as well as some images of the artist at work. I did not realize that there is another Eric Sloane mural, hidden currently behind a wall, in the Age of Flight section of the museum. From the photograph, it looks like a great mural. Has anyone seen it in person?
Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum board member Jeffrey Bischoff hauled his cider press up from southern Connecticut to press apples during the October the 8th event. Many of the visitors to the October 8th event really enjoyed seeing this in operation, including my daughter Edith and Melissa Roth Cherniske’s son Aiden. Thanks to Jeff for helping to make it a special event!
What a wonderful time we all had Saturday, October 8th! Chef Anne Gallagher helped us to continue to celebrate the New England Apple. During the year, we have celebrated the theme of “Eric Sloane and the New England Apple” in a variety of creative ways: in the spring, we celebrated in “live form” by working with Peter Montgomery to plant an heirloom variety orchard now known as the “Noah Blake Orchard”, in the summer we celebrated the apple artistically during the annual art exhibit and sale by focusing the artists’ attention on the apple as a source of inspiration, and this past Saturday we celebrated the apple in a culinary way with Chef Anne.
Chef Anne created a number of amazing dishes, including some delicious fresh-baked apple muffins and scrumptious mini burgers grilled on apple wood served with cheddar and apple salsa. We had some scions from the Seek-No-Further apple tree (see Eric Sloane’s A Reverence for Wood for his thoughts on the tree) that were chipped into dry smoking wood that Anne used throughout the day. Everything Anne served was DELICIOUS!
Our thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the New England Apple with us!
Our thanks to Melissa Roth Cherniske, who sent to me this photo of her son Aiden and my daughter Edith pressing apples with Jeff Bischoff on October the 8th. Melissa’s family is delightful – Aiden is a true gentleman and a very interesting young man, and her husband Darrell is incredibly helpful to us during and after our events. Our thanks to your wonderful family!