Events

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Plein Air Art Show & Sale

Continues Weekends in June

Historic Sugartown has partnered with The Philadelphia Watercolor Society to host a Plein Air Art Show & Sale that will run from June 3rd – 5th. The Art Show & Sale will showcase the work of 25 artists from the Philadelphia Watercolor Society in Historic Sugartown’s c. 1805 William Garrett House.

June 1st – 4th, visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet artists of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and watch their painting process close up. To paint “En Plein Air” is to paint in the open air or outdoors. As visitors will see, outdoor painting adds different dimensions in terms of color, shadows and especially time.

The show will begin with a free artists’ reception on Friday, June 3rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will continue on Saturday, June 4th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, June 5th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The show will be on view during Historic Sugartown’s regular weekend hours and by appointment through June 26th.

Admission: Free to attend Show & Sale! Regular admission rates apply for full tour during regular weekend hours.

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***Event Postponed Due to Weather*** Play Ball! 19th Century Baseball Fun with Brandywine Base Ball Club

June 16th at 7PM New Date in August. Details Coming Soon!
Come early when doors open at 6:00PM and bring a picnic dinner!

Historic Sugartown welcomes the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester for an entertaining evening of baseball fun.

Come out and hear the players talk about the history of their club and baseball in America. Check out the vintage and reproduction equipment the team uses today. Watch the team demonstrate an early version of the game called Townball, then have a chance to join in! Come early when doors open at 6:00PM and bring a picnic dinner if you wish! Stroll around the grounds and visit the c. 1805 William Garrett House to view a temporary exhibit of vintage baseball ephemera on loan from the Chester County Historical Society.

Throughout the 1850s and 60s, many of the first amateur baseball clubs were organized in the Mid-Atlantic States. The “Brandywiners” were a well-known West Chester club that formed in 1865. After more than a 135-year absence, the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester was revived in the winter of 2013. The modern club continues the great traditions of the original amateur ball clubs of the 1860s and 1870s.

Special thanks to Brandywine Base Ball Club sponsors: Levante Brewing Company, Prowler Bat Company and Rams Head Bar & Grill! “Elevate Your Craft” with Levante as they provide their signature refreshments for adult guests. “Join the Hunt” for fun with Prowler Bat Company!

Admission: $10 Adults, $6 Children (ages 3-17yrs), Children ages 2 and younger admitted free. Includes program, exhibit, and refreshments. Pre-registration is recommended to ensure your admission, but not required.

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Historic Sugartown on Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks

July 21st ~ 5:30PM – 7PM

Summer 2016 Town Tours and Village Walks ~ Celebrates 300 Years of Iron and Steel Heritage

The Chester County Board of Commissioners through the Chester County Planning Commission; the Chester County Historical Society; Westtown Township; the Chester County Historic Preservation Network; and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau announce the 22nd summer of sharing Chester County’s heritage during the annual “Town Tours & Village Walks.”

Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. This summer, you can explore Chester County’s heritage on Thursday evenings, June 9 – August 25.

Historic Sugartown is happy to be a part of this initiative and will be offering free self guided tours throughout the village as well as paper marbling demonstrations by local bookbinder & bindery workshop instructor Ramon Townsend.

Pick up a brochure detailing the rest of the tours at our visitor lobby. For more information, Click Here! 

Parking and Information:Tours will begin at 5:30 pm, last tour will leave at 7 pm. Historic Sugartown, use address 260 Spring Road, Malvern for GPS.

Admission: Free to All!

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Save the Date for Shugart’s Sunday 2016

September 11th ~ 2PM – 6PM

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