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“Ghosts on the Land” is August 17 program

“Ghosts on the Land: How Hardscrabble Farmers Changed History,” will be the topic of a program presented by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville on Saturday, Aug. 17. Admission is by donation. Essayist Jennifer Kabat of Margaretville will be the speaker and guide of this two-part exploration of the […]

Grange is topic of August 23 talk

“The Grange, Revisited,” a talk on the history, organization and activities of the ‘Patrons of Husbandry’ will be presented at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville on Friday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. A simple supper of soup and home-made bread will follow the talk by […]

Melodrama brings campy fun to HSM

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will play host to some mid-summer silliness on Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m. when “It Happened in Middletown” will be performed by a troupe of local thespians directed by Marge Miller. The playlet will be staged at the HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville, 12455. Admission […]

HSM at Halcott Fair, seeks Grange stories

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will greet friends and neighbors at the Halcott Fair Saturday, July 20 from noon to 4 p.m. The annual event will take place in the Halcott Grange hall where the Greene Valley Grange once met and held dinners, dances and other community gatherings. HSM is anxious to […]

Cemetery Tour was a smashing success!

Cemetery Tour was a smashing success!

The 7th Living History Cemetery Tour, sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, takes place Sat., June 22 (rain date June 23). This year’s tour is at Margaretville Cemetery, on Cemetery Road, just off Route 30 (upper Main Street) in the Village of Margaretville. Tour-goers will meet 10 people from the past […]

Seeking info on schools, Grange, ’60s

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is searching for photographs, historical information and personal stories to add to its archives and to use in upcoming programs and exhibits. Of particular interest this year are materials and memories pertaining to one-room schools in Middletown and vicinity; personal stories and artifacts related to the Grange; […]

The Past is Personal: Two Workshops

A pair of Saturday workshops April 6 and 13 will teach participants how to search for their ancestors, and then how to write about what they’ve found. The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will sponsor these workshops, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fairview Public Library, 43 Walnut St., Margaretville, […]

Casting call for Cemetery Tour!

Casting call for Cemetery Tour!

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is looking for local players to portray several former residents at its annual Living History Cemetery Tour to be held Saturday, June 22. Four men and four women are yet to be cast. A variety of non-speaking players, including children, will also be featured in the 2019 […]

Architect's rendering of planned archives facilitity

Donor issues campaign challenge to HSM

A generous donor to the campaign for a Middletown History Center is challenging other history lovers to match his contribution by the end of 2018. Nicholas J. Juried has pledged $50,000 towards the construction of an archives facility and research room to be housed in an expansion of the Historical Society of the Town of […]

The Revolution comes to Pakatakan

“The Revolution Comes to Pakatakan” will be the topic when the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown holds its Annual Meeting and Luncheon Sat., Oct. 27 at Noon at the HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. Charles Yaple, author of Jacob’s Land: Revolutionary War Soldiers, Schemers, Scoundrels and the Settling of New York’s Frontier, […]