2012 Events

Calendar of Events for 2012

Ed Stewart offers a comment at the Genealogy Roundtable March 24 when Sally Elliott Scrimshaw presented. Ed and Betty Baker will present on April 14.

March 24, April 14: Genealogy Roundtables

10-Noon. Climb the branches of Middletown’s Family Tree with descendants of some of its founding families! Share information, discover connections, learn about sources for your own genealogy hunt! Donation towards room rental welcome. March 24: Sally Elliott Scrimshaw (Elliott, Squires, Long and related families) April 14: Ed Stewart (Fairbairn, Todd and related families) Fairview Public […]

Dennis Metnick, Alan Rosa at the fishing display

May 19: Open House!

3-6 p.m. Come see our new home at 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville (former New Kingston Valley Grange; Izaak Walton League clubhouse). Exhibit, refreshments. Here are some images from the Open House, a very happy occasion! Carolyn Hubbell examines memorabilia from Highmount Ski Center Lew Grocholl, June and Steve Meinstein enjoy The Great Outdoors

Martin Wadler set up his post card table outdoors on a gorgeous June day.

June 16: Post Card Show and Sale

10-3. Post card and ephemera vendors, “Wish You Were Here” postcard exhibit, refreshments, reproduction local postcards for sale. HSM, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. $3. Members free.  

Charles Gorsch and docent Barb Atkin ready for the next group

June 30: Living History Tour of Margaretville Cemetery

Meet some former residents who’ll talk about their lives, families and community. Tours depart every 20 minutes starting at 6 p.m., last tour at 8. Easy walk of less than a mile. Carts available for those with mobility problems. Margaretville Village Cemetery, Cemetery Road, one block off Main St. $10 adults; $5 children 8 and […]

Howard Etts, Jr. shared memories of Margaretville people and events at the July 25 rogram, which drew a packed house.

July 25: Images of Old Margaretville

  Step back in time at this slide show with Lynda Stratton and Kathy Roberts. $2, members free. 7 p.m., HSM, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville

Sept. 4: Opening Reception

Reception for opening of “Time and Time Again,” new permanent exhibit at Middletown Town Hall. 5-7 p.m.

Sept. 29: Margaretville Cauliflower Festival

“The Barns of Middletown” photo exhibit in HSM-sponsored History Tent; outdoor timber framing demonstration by Wayne Ford. 10-4. Margaretville Village Park

Oct. 6: Living History Cemetery Tour revisited!

October 6: Living History Cemetery Tour revisited! 4 and 7 p.m. Two screenings of one-hour video by Nick Bibbo of the June 30 Living History Tour of Margaretville Cemetery, featuring 10 area people portraying former local residents. If you missed the event, this is your chance to see it! Historical Society of Middletown, 778 Cemetery […]

Sixty people packed our hall to enjoy lunch, each other, and Frank Waterman's talk about Jay Gould and his famous map.

Oct. 20: Annual Meeting and Program, “Jay Gould’s Map”

12-2:30 p.m., Historian Frank Waterman is our guide through Middletown and Roxbury, as shown in this wall-sized 1856 map created by the 16-year-old future railroad tycoon! Reserve a seat for lunch ($15) at history@catskill.org; 845-586-4734. HSM, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville