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Welcome to the home of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) and the only website dedicated to the history of our town, located in Delaware County, in the Central Catskill Mountains of New York State.

HSM is dedicated to preserving the heritage of eight villages and hamlets and the contiguous area: Margaretville, Fleischmanns, Arkville, Dunraven, Halcottsville, Kelly Corners, New Kingston and Redkill/Bedell, as well as a community that is no more – Arena, lost more than half a century ago to the Pepacton Reservoir.

The Margaretville Covered Bridge, which spanned the East Branch of the Delaware River on Bridge Street from the 1860s until 1933, is our logo, symbolic of the ‘bridge’ we hope to make between the past and our contemporary lives.

That symbolism will be physically manifested in an addition to our program hall at 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville, where we will construct an archives facility to house and protect our growing collection of historic materials.

WE ARE BUILDING HISTORY, and we invite you to be part of the campaign to create a history center for Middletown! Read more about the project and become a supporter!

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“Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.”  W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand