Eagle Scout project improves visitor amenities
MALVERN >> It’s now a lot easier to walk the grounds at Historic Sugartown thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Kyle Zalkind of Newtown Square. Zalkind built a new pathway leading from the corner of Sugartown and Spring Road over to the historic buildings that make up the Southwest portion of the 19th-century village of Sugartown.
Zalkind sought to improve Historic Sugartown’s visitor amenities and public safety by building the pathway so that visitors no longer had to walk through the grass or along busy Spring Road. He raised the necessary funds and led his troop in the path’s installation.
“Before Kyle’s project, we worried about our visitors as they either walked on the busy street, or could trip on the uneven ground,” said Executive Director Heather Reiffer. “We hope that Kyle’s project will enhance how the community enjoys the village.”
Zalkind is a member of Malvern Troop 7 and a senior at Great Valley High School. He hopes to attend either West Chester University or Appalachian State University when he graduates in 2017.
Historic Sugartown, Inc. inspires the community to engage with the past through authentic 19th-century experiences, participate in the village’s present life and protect it for the future. Historic Sugartown stewards 9.2 acres of land and nine historic structures, including 4.2 acres of open space under conservation easement with Willistown Conservation Trust. Historic Sugartown’s Carriage Museum interprets Chester County’s rich transportation heritage through a rare collection of historic carriages and sleighs in partnership with Chester County Historical Society. Historic Sugartown is open for guided tours on Saturdays, 11 am – 4 pm and Sundays, 1 – 4 pm from May through the 1st weekend in December. Tour admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors (60+ yrs), $3 Children (3 – 17 yrs). Children ages 2 and younger admitted free. For weekend tours, enter 273 Boot Road, Malvern, PA, into your GPS to bring you directly to Historic Sugartown’s visitor parking. School and group tours are also available. For more information, visit HistoricSugartown.org, or like us on FaceBook.
Kyle Zalkind of Newtown Square helped improve pedestrian safety at Historic Sugartown for his Eagle Scout project.