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Mamie Townsend and calf on the family's Bragg Hollow, Halcottsville farm.

Animals on the Farm display at Cauliflower Fest

Photos and stories of Animals on the Farm will be the featured exhibit in the History Tent at the Cauliflower Festival this Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 to 4 in Margaretville Village Park. Find out about Olive, a handicapped Hereford on the Bouton farm in Halcott; the obstinate churn dog remembered by John Burroughs who […]

The James Martin house is moved from Arena to higher ground in Dunraven.

Remembering Arena: 60 years gone

An illustrated talk on the construction of the Pepacton Reservoir and its impact on displaced communities, particularly Arena, will be presented Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. Admission is $2 for HSM members, $4 for non-members. Diane Galusha, author of Liquid […]

The Jeffers house, as it appeared in 1906

Evening of summer pleasures will benefit HSM

An evening of simple pleasures — garden strolling, porch sitting, cider sipping and a bit of lawn bowling, all enjoyed with background music from the player piano – will be the order of the day at a Summer Soiree Friday, July 11 at The Raven’s Nest, the home of Tom and Connie Jeffers in Margaretville. […]

Reserve Cemetery Tour time today!

Reserve Cemetery Tour time today!

The longest day of the year will bring the most anticipated event of the season when the Third Annual Living History Cemetery Tour comes to the Sanford Cemetery, County Route 6 (New Kingston Rd.), Dunraven. Reservations are required by June 18. Call 845-586-4736 to reserve one of seven tour times. Tickets are $12. Sponsored by […]

Old School Baptist Church program June 8

Sacred traditions and music will merge on Sunday, June 8 when the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) presents “The Good Old Way: Music and Memories of the Old School Baptist Church,” at the HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. The free presentation begins at 2 p.m. Grounds will be open at 11 […]

Cemetery Tour cast announced

The Third Annual Living History Cemetery Tour sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will be held on the first day of summer, June 21. This year’s tour will be at the Sanford Cemetery on County Route 6 (New Kingston Road), Dunraven, one-half mile off NYS Route 28. Costumed players will portray […]

Penny Social, Pie Sale May 10

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will host a Mother’s Day Weekend Penny Social and Pie Sale Saturday, May 10 at the HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. Doors open at 1, drawings start at 2:30. Items to be raffled include toys, housewares, tools and jewelry. There will be baskets for cat […]

“Arkville Underground” shows evidence of paleo-Indians

The second of two spring programs on the theme “Reading the Land” will be held Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m., when Lynda Carroll will present an illustrated talk, “Arkville Underground” at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. Admission is $2 for HSM members, $4 for non-members. Lynda […]

The Great Room at Spillian, the former Fleischmann family hideaway.

History served with soup on April 27

If you like your soup and salad served with a side of history, you’ll want to visit Spillian, the former mansion of the Fleischmann family, on Sunday, April 27 when some of the proceeds from the weekly, all-you-can eat Soup Sunday event will go to the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM). At […]

Tituses give geology talk March 29

The first of two spring programs on the theme “Reading the Land” will be held Saturday, March 29 at 1 p.m., when Bob and Johanna Titus will present an illustrated talk, “Middletown: An Ice Age Origin” at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. Admission is $2 for HSM […]