2016 Events

Click on any title for detailed information!

Check Back Early in the New Year for the 2017 Schedule of Programs and Events!

Was this the George Green house?

Calling Dr. Green . . .

A recently discovered photo of a grand old house that once stood in Dunraven has shed a bit of light on 19th-century doctoring. When this photo was taken by the NYC Board of Water Supply in the late 1940s, the house was part of the Bruce and Cora Kelly farm. The buildings and 18 acres […]

Ledgers from the Delaware County Poorhouse will be on display at the meeting.

Poorhouse talk at Annual Meeting Oct. 22

An illustrated talk on the Delaware County Poorhouse will be presented Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown’s annual meeting and luncheon. The event begins at noon at the HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. It will include a report on HSM’s activities over the past year. Current and prospective […]

1950s Middletown farming at Cauliflower Festival

A look back at the mid-20th century when there were nearly 200 family farms in the Town of Middletown will be offered in the History Tent at the Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 to 4 in Margaretville Village Park. Sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, the tent will feature […]

Melodrama, Pie Social August 20

Some old fashioned entertainment will be offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown Saturday, Aug. 20 when a troupe of local players presents “Middletown! A Melodrama” at 1 p.m. at the HSM Hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. The short play, with music, will be followed by a pie social. Admission of $5 […]

A century of Margaretville Telephone recounted June 4

An illustrated talk, “Can you hear me now? Margaretville Telephone Company at 100,” will be presented Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. The free program, a collaboration between HSM and MTC, celebrates the centennial of the family-owned company. Vintage equipment and memorabilia […]

Headwaters History Days June 3-5

Headwaters History Days June 3-5

Headwaters History Days 2016 features programs, exhibits, concerts, open houses, tours and workshops from Olive to Andes along the newly designated Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway (NYS Route 28). Fifteen historic sites and organizations will celebrate the history, culture, folklife and landscape of the Central Catskills in this Signature Byway Event of the Town of Middletown. […]

5th Annual Cemetery Tour coming up

Eight men and women, whose lives were woven into the tapestry of local lore, will return to tell their stories at the Fifth Annual Living History Cemetery Tour Saturday, June 18 at the Halcott Cemetery, Bouton Road, Halcott. The popular event combines history, theater and family stories. It is sponsored by the Historical Society of […]

The Hall's Bridge swimming hole

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)? […]

Tea-time with Emma, and “Suffrage” film April 30

Tea-time with Emma, and “Suffrage” film April 30

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown and Fairview Public Library will collaborate on a program focused on women’s suffrage Saturday, April 30. “Tea Time with Emma,” a classic afternoon tea with sweets, sandwiches and yes, Earl Grey tea, will start at 3 p.m. at Stick in the Mud in the Bussy Building on […]