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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 […]

Speakeasies, bootleggers and One-Arm Joe

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will offer its first program of the season this Saturday, March 19 when HSM President Diane Galusha will take a look at how Prohibition affected the region in the 1920s and ‘30s. “Speakeasies, Bootleggers and One-Arm Joe,” is an informal presentation to be held at the new […]

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 […]