Sloane-Stanley Museum to have Independence Day bell ringing ceremony

Not only that, but the Kent museum will be open July 4  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Patriotic activity sheets will be available for children.

The bell ringing ceremony will be at 2 p.m.

Artist and author Eric Sloane believed church and public bells should ring for four minutes at 2 p.m. each July 4 to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Each year, Sloane-Stanley Museum invites visitors to participate in this revival of a tradition as old as the nation.

The Eric Sloane Museum is at 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd (Route 7) in Kent, Conn.,  just north of the village of Kent and the intersection of Route 7 and 341. The museum is open Thursday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission: Adults $8, Senior Citizens, $6, Children 6 to 17, $5.

Carolyn Mueller