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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 […]

Share your flood story at festival

Students from Margaretville Central School’s Media Class, and from the Catskill Mountain Christian Academy, will set up shop at the Margaretville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 28 to record memories and reflections of the 2011 flood that changed so many lives. All those who would like to share their experiences during the flood, and their observations […]

Cauliflower Festival is this weekend!

The Tenth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will bring food, fun, history and a hip new dance craze – square dancing! — to the Village Park in Margaretville this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 to 4. The Catskill Mountain Boys and guest caller John Jacobson will lead experienced and newbie do-si-doers through their paces in as […]

Call for Cauliflower Festival vendors

MARGARETVILLE, Sept. 9, 2013 — The Tenth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will be held rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 to 4 in the Village Park, Margaretville. Space is still available for vendors, community organizations and artisans. Visit www.cauliflowerfestival.com to find forms, or call 845-586-3300 for information. This free festival, sponsored by the […]

The 77th NY Regimental Balladeers

1860s songs of camp and hearth Sept. 2

The Windham-based 77th Regimental Balladeers will serve up some history with the stirring tunes of the Civil War era when they perform Monday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. Bring family, friends and a picnic to mark the end of summer at this […]

“Letters Home” from the Civil War

Civil War letters bearing descriptions of horrific battles, amusing observations of camp life and lonesome yearnings for home will be read to musical accompaniment at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) Thursday evening, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.. “Letters Home,” will feature excerpts of letters written by and to seven Middletown area […]

Women’s roles and wardrobe in the Civil War

Women’s roles and wardrobe in the Civil War

The roles of women during the 1860s will be the topic when Juanita Leisch Jensen, a noted historian of civilians in the Civil War era, delivers an illustrated talk at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. The program, “Women’s Roles and Wardrobe in the Civil War […]