This 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.Read More
This 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.
Tour time: 1 hour
Other amenities: dining nearby, parking, self-guided tours
Pricing: All visitors 13 and up are $6.00, children 12 and under are free.
Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop
Dates of Operation: May 4, 2018 - October 28, 2018