Middletown History Center Project


HSM has developed a plan to construct the Middletown History Center!

The 1600-square-foot expansion of our hall on Cemetery Road, Margaretville will accommodate a spacious and secure area for storing and working on our collection of archival materials — photographs, diaries, store ledgers, school records and yearbooks, maps, personal letters, records of civic organizations, memorabilia, advertising items, and so much more.

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This remarkable collection encompasses the 200-year history of our area. It has been safely stored in space generously provided by the Town of Middletown. But we have run out of room at the Town Hall. We need a proper home for this material — a climate-controlled location with storage racks, work counters and appropriate equipment to allow us to preserve, interpret and make these materials available to researchers and the public.

An office, reading/meeting room, exhibit space, accessible rest rooms and a lobby for our existing program hall are included in the addition, which will be utilized year-round.

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If local history is important to you, if you believe that preserving it for future generations should be a priority, then join us in the effort to SAVE OUR STORIES. Give to the HSM Building Fund! A tax-deductible gift of any amount would be most welcome.

A contribution of $1,000 or more from you as an individual, a couple or as a family will secure a place of honor within the exclusive Legacy Circle. Naming opportunities are also available. Please call 845-586-4973 or email for more information.