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Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Furnace

The Eric Sloane Museum will be remain closed while undergoing structural repairs during the 2019 season. The museum features the early American hand tool collection and artwork of Eric Sloane including his re-created studio. Ruins of 19th-century Kent Iron Furnace on grounds.

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The Eric Sloane Museum will remain closed while undergoing structural repairs during the 2019 season.  The museum features the early American hand tool collection and artwork of Eric Sloane including his re-created studio. Ruins of 19th-century Kent Iron Furnace on grounds.

Eric Sloane, noted author of 38 books and well known artist, assembled an extensive collection of hand tools. The museum displays these plus examples of his art work and his studio.  This season the museum highlights Sloane's interest in weather, skies and aviation with special exhibits and programs. Many of his book titles and art prints are sold in the museum shop.

An exhibit in the museum and a walking trail with interpretive signs tells about the local iron industry.

This is a Connecticut Blue Star Museum which invites active military personnel and their families to visit their museums free of charge all summer long (Memorial Day through Labor Day). For military qualifications and a complete list of all participating museums visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. 

Other amenities: dining nearby, parking, self-guided tours

 

Other Amenities: Bus Parking, Gift Shop

Dates of Operation: Closed while undergoing structural repairs in 2019.

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