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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 […]

Actress Julia Marlowe's Wild Acres

“Before Belleayre”: A History of Highmount

The surprising history of Highmount, known to most as the Route 28 jumping off point for Belleayre Ski Center, will be the topic of a free illustrated presentation in Margaretville Saturday, June 17 at 7 p.m. “Before Belleayre” will be offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown at the HSM hall, 778 […]

Cemetery Stroll honors veterans May 28

The second in a series of Sunday Cemetery Strolls will be offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m. at Margaretville Cemetery, Cemetery Road just off upper Main Street (NYS Route 30) The one-hour tour on this Memorial Day Weekend will be a tribute to veterans.  Tickets […]

HSM offers Sunday Cemetery Strolls

HSM offers Sunday Cemetery Strolls

A series of four Sunday Cemetery Strolls will be offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown starting Sunday, April 30 with a guided walking tour of the Clovesville Cemetery just west of the Village of Fleischmanns on old Route 28. The one-hour tour begins at 2 p.m. and includes the adjoining Bnai […]

HSM plans 2017 season

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is preparing an exciting new season of local history programming. Pick up a copy of the HSM 2017 calendar February 18 at the former Miller’s Drug Store, Main St., Margaretville during Sweet on Main. The Society will hold a bake sale and will exhibit items from its […]