Margaretville Walking Tour September 12

For immediate release

Contact Diane Galusha, 845-586-4973

Margaretville Walking Tour September 12

A guided tour of historic Margaretville will be offered Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

Participants will gather at the Binnekill Park (across from NBT Bank), where tour guide Fred Miller, proprietor of one of the oldest continuously operated pharmacies in the state – Miller’s Drug Store on Main Street — will give an overview of village history before leading a leisurely walk around town.

The tour will follow a route outlined in a brochure which was developed by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown relating brief histories of 44 buildings in a one-mile loop around the village. HSM membership materials and program schedule for the remainder of 2010 will be available at the start of the tour, which is free. Donations are gladly accepted.

The tour route follows Main, Maple, Church, Orchard and Academy Streets. The walk is flat and can easily be accomplished in under an hour allowing time to examine and appreciate the homes, commercial structures and community buildings along the route. Mr. Miller will show photographs of some of these structures and street scenes during the tour.