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Middletown in the Civil War now online

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) is pleased to make available a new online collection detailing the lives and service records of 242 Civil War veterans from Middletown. Visit Projects/Middletown in the Civil War on this website. The five-year project to document all Middletown Civil War veterans was begun in 2012, the […]

Orson Slack demonstrates a tool for Camp Woodland youngsters

Local legends and a remarkable camp

  The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will hold its Annual Meeting and Luncheon Saturday, Oct. 21 at its meeting hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. The luncheon, catered by Anna Blish, will begin at noon. Seats are $20; reservations may be made by calling 845-586-2860. A brief business meeting and annual report […]

Cauliflower Festival is Sept. 23!

The Fourteenth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will be held rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 to 4 in the Village Park, Margaretville. This free festival, sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, is focused on the agricultural heritage of the region, once known for its outstanding cauliflower.  The festival is a Catskill […]

History of Highmount recounted Sept. 9

“Before Belleayre: A History of Highmount,” the presentation that packed the hall in June, will be offered again Saturday, Sept. 9 by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM). The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. Admission is by freewill donation. Come early to be […]

Driving-Walking Cemetery Tour Aug. 27

The fourth and last in a series of Sunday Cemetery Strolls will be offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown Sunday, August 27. Participants will meet at 2 p.m. at the municipal parking lot on Bridge Street (opposite Freshtown) Margaretville. We’ll form a caravan (carpooling encouraged!) to drive a scenic 25-mile loop […]

Clarke Sanford in press room of News, c. 1904

“History as it Happened” a tribute to Catskill Mountain News

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will pay tribute to the Catskill Mountain News which has chronicled the life of the central Catskills region for 115 years in a program Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. “History as it Happened” will also serve as an […]

Inez Milholland

Suffrage parade and film July 26

An informal parade calling to mind the marches of a century ago in support of women’s right to vote will be held Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. on Main Street in Margaretville. The sidewalk Suffrage Parade, coordinated by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will begin at Binnekill Park opposite NBT […]

“Remembering the Ladies” concert July 16

A musical program featuring traditional songs about women will be offered Sunday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. “Remembering the Ladies” with the Delaware Dulcimores is the second of three HSM programs this month observing the centennial of women’s right to vote […]

Mamie Townsend proved a woman's place was not just in the kitchen on the Townsend farm, Bragg Hollow, near Halcottsville

“A Woman’s Place July 9 at HSM

An illustrated program by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) on the roles, work and lifestyles of women at the turn of the last century will kick off a series of July programs observing the centennial of women’s right to vote in New York State. “A Woman’s Place,” with presenter Connie Jeffers, […]

HSM offers Bedell Cemetery Stroll

HSM offers Bedell Cemetery Stroll

The third in a series of Sunday Cemetery Strolls will be offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at Bedell Cemetery, Little Redkill Road, outside the Village of Fleischmanns. Admission is $5 per person; children 12 and under may take the tour for free. Reservations are […]