Stone Wall Gathering Area

The vision of board member Jeff Bischoff, the traditional dry laid New England stone wall gathering pit is a beautiful addition the the museum campus. The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum enlisted the talents of master stone wall builder Carl Dill, who generously donated his time and talents to teach a series of stone wall building classes using Jeff’s vision as the class project. Participants paid a materials fee, and the balance of the costs were born by the Friends organization.

The site being prepped for construction
The first batch of stones are delivered
Off to a great start!
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Course participants look on in horror as Jeff Bischoff (in red shirt) and Wil Mauch demonstrate perfectly how NOT to lift and move heavy stones.
Jeff Bischoff’s (in red shirt) dream turned reality. Instructor and friend Carl Dill is pictured at the extreme left.
The generous young man to the left is Justin Money, owner of Irish Rock Art in Kent, Connecticut. We needed a large stone on which to place our plaque of gratitude for Carl Dill’s donation of his time and talent. Justin helped my daughter Edith choose the PERFECT stone, affixed the plaque, and promised to deliver it by 7 a.m. the next morning. He did a fantastic job.
The stone wall gathering area being used exactly as intended by a school tour of the museum

We are grateful to Carl Dill, Justin Money, all of our class participants, and our donors. Your generosity makes possible projects such as the stone wall gathering area – thank you!