Volunteer Interest Meeting
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 ~ 7:00PM
in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery
Love history? Long to share your passion for the past with others? Historic Sugartown wants your help! We’re looking for help with school tours, programs and events, as well as for caring for our artifact collections. Join us for our Volunteer Interest Meeting! It’s a chance to meet the staff and learn about volunteer opportunities at Historic Sugartown. Registration is not required, but we would be glad to know you are coming!
This free meeting will take place in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery, located at 260 Spring Road, Malvern PA.
Making Inroads:The Growth of Sugartown, A Quintessential Crossroads Community
Evening Lecture by Historian Catherine Quillman
Thursday, April 6, 2017 ~ 7:00PM
Get to know the history of the village of Sugartown as it relates to early transportation and agricultural innovations of the 19th century. The growth of the crossroads community of Sugartown mirrored developments in all of Chester County. Thanks to the enterprising Quakers, Chester County was recognized as the “breadbasket” of the nation and one of the most agriculturally advanced regions of southeastern Pennsylvania.
Amid the backdrop of the 18th and 19th-century carriages and sleighs on exhibit in Historic Sugartown’s Carriage Museum, regional historian Catherine Quillman will share her research on the vital role of transportation and agriculture on the 19th-century experience here in Chester County. Her illustrated talk will include vintage photographs and will draw connections to the transportation and agricultural collections preserved by Historic Sugartown. The Carriage Museum was created in partnership with Chester County Historical Society.
Catherine Quillman is the author of several books covering regional culture, including 100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley, which showcases painters and sculptors. More recently, Catherine co-authored (with Sarah Wesley) Walking the East End: A Historic African-American Community in West Chester, PA. Catherine spent several years covering the arts and culture scene for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and she is known for advocating for the preservation of historic structures in West Chester. She offers illustrated presentations on everything from “Indian Hannah” and the early Quakers, to the history of the nation’s first turnpike and West Chester’s grandest estate, “Greystone Hall.”
Admission: $10/ per person, includes wine, cheese and other light refreshments.
The lecture will take place in Historic Sugartown’s Carriage Museum, located at 273 Boot Road, Malvern PA. Advanced ticket purchase is requested!
Chester County Studio Tour featuring Book Bindery
Saturday, May 20, 2017 ~ 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 ~ 11:00AM to 5:00PM
County Studio Tour’s mission is to promote regional artists and contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the area by presenting original artwork. Bindery Workshop Instructor and Artists, Ramon Townsend will be featured on this year’s Chester County Studio Tour. Come see Ramon and fellow craftsperson, Danielle Townsend, demonstrate their crafts in the Book Bindery. Additional artists: Len Dwinell, Arlene Solomon, Patrick Traini will be featuring their work in the c. 1805 William Garrett House gallery space. Please visit http://www.countystudiotour.com/ to see more work from the featured artists.
Admission: Free to Visit the Studio and Artists. Regular tours of the entire site are available at regular admission rates.