Society Receives Donation of Fireproof Cabinet

28166570_1628697643881843_6164898301290547054_nThere are still many kind-hearted people in this world.

Recently, the Malvern Historical Society was recipient of a donation which will help us in preserving our collection. Mr. Stew Benedict, active member of our society, is shown next to a donated fireproof filing cabinet which will help in safeguarding our one-of-a-kind documents.

Stew oversaw transporting the more than 600-pound cabinet to Malvern and received assistance with getting the cabinet into the building from member John Chiurco.

As custodians of Malvern’s history, we are responsible for the safety and preservation of relics which trace the footsteps of our pioneers; this cabinet will help complete that job.

Small organizations like the Malvern Historical Society find it difficult to purchase large ticket items such as this on a limited budget. We are exceptionally grateful for the donation and send warm wishes to the generous person who saw fit to lend aid to a non-profit organization.

Let it be known….the donor has no direct connection to the village of Malvern and, in fact, had to look us up to discover who we are 😁. This person wishes to remain anonymous.

So yes, even in a world which seems dominated by the not-so-pleasant at times, there still are blessings in disguise.

In Search of Professionals to Provide Input on Structural Needs

29133946_1645503848867889_3521490432414449664_nOur home is nestled into the downtown Malvern scene. We have an historically relevant storefront structure which dates from maybe the 1870s-1880s.

Last year, we were fortunate to be recipient of a substantial grant to help restore our aging structure, namely the foundation, painting the exterior, and remodeling the second level.

As of now, we have the funds to repair the foundation, but we need a structural engineer to give us some recommendations as to what exactly needs to be done! We know there is an issue, however, we are not expert in this area to say precisely what needs addressed in effort to take the next step to hire someone to fix it.

Please, pass the word…do you know of someone who could give us a professional opinion of what we need to do for our foundation needs?