The Malvern Historical Society has for sale round porcelain boxes, with removable lids, featuring an image of the former Malvern depot which once was situated at the end of South Reed Avenue. The box measures approximately 3 & 1/2″ across.
The boxes are $5 apiece and can be picked up in person by visiting our building on Saturday mornings between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 noon, attending a monthly meeting (held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at our building), or by contacting Secretary Sonia Strock at 330-863-0149. Checks should be made payable to the Malvern Historical Society and are considered a tax-deductible donation to the organization.
Author: Jason Lombardi
A native of Malvern, Jason's love of history developed at an early age. He became self-appointed caretaker of the Hardesty Cemetery in Malvern at the age of approximately ten-years-old. While researching those interred at the burial ground, Jason made connections with numerous Malvern residents who experienced its history, building a foundational knowledge of historical events and data associated with the village. He served as historian of the Malvern United Methodist Church for a number of years which further perpetuated research of the area. While scouring the community for historical information, Jason connected with Malvern native Mrs. Frances L. (Thomas) Montella. Their joint efforts and common desire to preserve Malvern's past led to the formation of the Malvern Historical Society, Inc. in 1994.
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