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Remember the 50s April 16!

Did you grow up in Middletown in the era of poodle skirts, air raid drills and rabbit ear antennas on top of the snowy TV? Do you remember ‘the ramp’ at Bussy’s Store, getting your tonsils out at the old hospital, playing basketball at Fleischmanns school or watching Elvis movies at the Galli-Curci (admission: $1.25)?

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown invites you to bring your memories to the HSM hall Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. when it will hold its second program of the season, “Mid-Century Middletown: Remembering the Fifties and Sixties.”

Admission for HSM members is $2, non-members $4. Refreshments will be available.

A slide show featuring photos taken by Ethel Bussy c. 1950 will be augmented by other images from the ‘50s and early ‘60s. They will be interspersed with slides of front pages and advertisements from the Catskill Mountain News of the period.

Those attending are encouraged to bring their own photos and mementoes to share. The event will be recorded for the HSM archives.

Display cases in the hall this year focus on Halcottsville and Kelly Corners, and recent acquisitions. The hall will be open at 1 p.m. for those wishing to view the exhibits, or to bring items for display.