Society Plans Community Presentation on Sandy and Beaver Canal in Prep for Malvern Canal Walk.

The Sandy and Beaver Canal first passed through the Malvern area in the early part of the 19th century…it helped shape our community. Knowing little of its significance to the Malvern area, the Malvern Historical Society is hosting a community program in effort to educate on the importance of the waterway through our Carroll County village. To augment this, the society is also planning a canal walk some time in November to increase awareness of where pertinent canal landmarks are and were in the Malvern area.

Program information:

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Where: Malvern School Cafetorium at 3242 Coral Rd. NW, Malvern
Time: Program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last one hour. Doors open to public at 6 p.m.
Cost: Free to all. Light refreshments will be served
Who: Presenter will be Mr. Doug Bacso, authoritarian on the Sandy and Beaver Canal system.

The program will consist of audiovisual material along with a physical display of canal memorabilia. The presentation will focus on the canal as it ran through Malvern but will also include information on Minerva, Oneida, Waynesburg, and Magnolia. Members from all communities are encouraged to attend.

This presentation is a precursor to an actual canal walk in the Malvern area which will be scheduled for some time in November (a date has not been set). In effort to limit overgrown vegetation and pesky bugs, the walk itself has been planned for cooler weather.

Please share this posting and plan to attend the October 18 (free) program and learn of the canal’s history with details to come on when the canal walk will take place.

Viewers are encouraged to comment here to give us an idea of the number to be expected in attendance.

Thank you!


Author: Stew Benedict

While I wasn't born and raised in Malvern, I live here now and love the area. I'm interested in history in general and of this area, which is quite fascinating.