“Remember When” Exhibit at Middletown Town Hall

March 20, 2010

Contact: Diane Galusha, 845-586-4973

“Remember When” exhibit at Middletown Town Hall

Remember when you could buy a Mexican Sundae at Joe Christian’s Soda Fountain? Remember when hamburger was 49 cents a pound at Bussy’s Store? Or when Stan’s Tavern in Arena and the Cat’s Meow in Fleischmanns were popular watering holes?

If you remember when Flinch and Uncle Wiggly were a way to spend a rainy afternoon, or when you could buy a plaid refrigerator from Doug Kelly of Margaretville, you’ll enjoy the latest history exhibit in the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28, between Margaretville and Arkville.

Town Historian Shirley Davis has put together another fascinating look back at our own times, and an even earlier day, when metal milk jugs, button hooks, and ox shoes predated plastic milk cartons, Velcro and truck tires. Titled “Remember When,” the display features artifacts ranging from kerosene lamps to a Roy Rogers and Dale Evans lunch box, and variety of photographs and advertisements from the early to mid-20th century.

For a look at who went to the Margaretville High School prom in 1963, and how the Flood of 1950 rearranged Arkville, stop by the Town Hall weekdays during regular business hours. “Remember When” will be on view through the end of May.