New Gold Tooling Workshop in Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery in February

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Historic Sugartown, Inc.

P.O. Box 1423 | Malvern, PA 19355

610.640.2667 |


PRESS RELEASE                                                                                January 8, 2018

For immediate release.


Contact: Faith McCarrick, Director of Programs & Outreach

610.640.2667 |


New Gold Tooling Workshops in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery

Gold Tooling / Gilding Workshop

Wednesday, February 7th

9AM – 12PM


(Malvern, PA) Historic Sugartown is excited to introduce new Gold Tooling / Gilding workshops into our series of Book Bindery workshops. Based on positive feedback in previous workshops, Colonial Williamsburg-trained instructor, Ramon Townsend of, has developed this new class to allow participants to focus on the specialized technique of gold tooling. Using gold leaf, gold foil and Historic Sugartown’s collection of bookbinding finishing tools, participants will learn traditional methods of designing and decorating leather in gold, the same way fine books were gold-tooled hundreds of years ago.


Workshop Admission: $60/Person, all supplies included. Ages 14 & Up. (Ages 14 – 17 must be accompanied by an adult). Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 6 participants.


Visit or call 610-640-2667 to register!


Additional Workshop Dates in 2018:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018: 9AM – 12PM

Wednesday, August 8, 2018: 9AM – 12PM

Wednesday, November 7, 2018: 9AM – 12PM


Historic Sugartown, Inc., a private, nonprofit organization, 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. Located in the heart of Willistown Township, 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 offers guided tours of the village on weekends from May through November, as well as workshops in its Book Bindery and other programs throughout the year.  School and group tours are available year-round.  For more information, visit, or like us on FaceBook.


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