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Life after Dark

Life after Dark

An illuminating talk, “From Candle to Bulb: A History of Lighting” will be presented by Paul Misko on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. The program will cover ancient oil lamps, whale oil, lard and kerosene lamps, and end with early […]

Annual Meeting, D&NRR talk planned

Annual Meeting, D&NRR talk planned

An illustrated talk on the Delaware & Northern Railroad (“The Damn Nuisance”) will be presented Saturday, Oct. 24 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 […]

Any idea what this item is? Come to the Cauliflower Festival and find out!

No tool like an old tool!

There’s no tool like an old tool, and ample evidence of that will be supplied at the History Tent at the Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 to 4 in Margaretville Village Park. Sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, the tent will be the gathering point for antique farm implements […]

Antique appraisals and Collectors’ Expo Sept. 12

Antique appraisals and Collectors’ Expo Sept. 12

Antiquarian Richard Axtell will provide antique appraisals, while collectors of glass, clocks, memorabilia, postcards and more will display and discuss their collections on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Historical Society of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. The Collectors’ Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with appraisals conducted from 11-2. Admission to the hall […]

Destination Middletown!

“The Hotels of Middletown,” a slide show featuring images and stories from more than 40 hotels and inns that welcomed guests over the past 150 years, will be presented Sunday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. Admission is $2 for HSM members, $4 […]

Before cleaning

Gravestone cleaning workshop Aug. 8

Learn to safely clean the surface of gravestones at a workshop Saturday, August 8 at the Clovesville Cemetery near Fleischmanns. The workshop, led by Marianne Greenfield, proprietor of Gravestone Cleaning Service of Delhi, will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon. It is sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown in cooperation with […]

Square dance + ice cream social mean old fashioned fun!

Square dance + ice cream social mean old fashioned fun!

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will celebrate ten years of promoting, preserving and presenting local history with a square dance and ice cream social on Sunday, July 19 at its hall located at 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. John Jacobson, fiddler and caller, will lead the Tremperskill Boys in an afternoon of Catskills […]

July 12 film tells story of radio, TV star Gertrude Berg

July 12 film tells story of radio, TV star Gertrude Berg

“Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg,” a documentary about radio and television pioneer Gertrude Berg, will be screened Sunday, July 12 at 1 p.m. at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. Admission is $5. The famed comedienne got her start in show business in Fleischmanns and is buried in Bnai […]

Cedric Taylor awarded Hendricks Scholarship

Cedric Taylor awarded Hendricks Scholarship

The Margaretville Fire Department and the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) have presented Cedric Taylor with the 2015 George Hendricks Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Cedric, homeschooled by his parents, Ken and Amy Taylor of Bull Run Road, Margaretville, graduated this year and is headed to Bob Jones University in South Carolina to study […]

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Cemetery Tour reservation deadline is June 17

The Fourth Annual Living History Cemetery Tour, sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), will take place Saturday, June 20 at the New Kingston Valley Cemetery, Thomson Hollow Rd., New Kingston. Rain date is June 21. Reservations ($15) are required. Call 586-4736 by June 17 to reserve a specific tour time. […]