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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 […]

2014 Season Preview!

“Reading the Land” — two programs on prehistoric Middletown — will lead off another busy series of events and activities for the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM). The 2014 season will include the Third Annual Living History Cemetery Tour, a rousing folksong sing-out, a program on the lost community of Arena, and […]

"Big Chuck " D'Imperio

HSM plans annual meeting and luncheon

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will hold its Annual Meeting and chicken barbecue lunch Sunday, Oct. 27 at noon at the Society’s Hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. Radio personality and newspaper columnist “Big Chuck” D’Imperio will be the featured speaker, offering some fascinating facts about New York State history. Admission is […]