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Annual Meeting, Luncheon, Program Oct. 23

Annual Meeting, Luncheon, Program Oct. 23

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will hold its annual meeting and luncheon Saturday, Oct. 23 at noon at the Margaretville Fire Hall on Church Street. The featured speaker will be Chuck D’Imperio, author, broadcaster and noted raconteur. He will...

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“History on Wheels” is HSM fundraiser August 21

“History on Wheels” is HSM fundraiser August 21

1932 Buick “gangster car”1955 Ford F100 pickupReservations are now being taken for a unique opportunity to see a collection of rare vintage vehicles at an August 21 fundraiser for the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM). Denny Herzberg will host the...

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Relic Hunters Strike Pay Dirt

Relic Hunters Strike Pay Dirt

Metal detectorists found history beneath the sod in Fleischmanns last weekend at the 5th Annual Relic Hunt sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown. They unearthed coins, jewelry, tools, souvenirs, buttons, a police whistle, livestock bells and...

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Margaretville Cemetery Tour Reservations Now Available

Margaretville Cemetery Tour Reservations Now Available

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will present its 8th Living History Cemetery Tour Saturday, July 10 at Margaretville Cemetery. A total of 17 people will appear in this year’s event, directed by Frank Canavan and Joyce St. George. Groups of tour goers...

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Secrets of Kelly Hollow Revealed

Secrets of Kelly Hollow Revealed

Owens MillRenowned forest historian Dr. Michael Kudish will lead a hike on State trails at Kelly Hollow in the Millbrook valley Saturday, May 15 to reconstruct his search for a massive though short-lived sawmill and railroad. “Secrets of Kelly Hollow,” sponsored by...

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HSM offers headstone cleaning

Memorial Day is right around the corner and the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown wants to help you pay tribute to your loved ones by offering a unique headstone cleaning service. A team of HSM volunteers is ready to clean monuments at cemeteries in and...

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2021 Cemetery Tour Cast Named

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown has announced the cast for its 8th Living History Cemetery Tour to be held July 10, 2021 at Margaretville Cemetery. A total of 15 people will appear in this year’s event, which will be produced with Covid precautions,...

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HSM seeks historic materials

Are you moving, downsizing or simply cleaning house? Not sure what to do with the interesting old stuff you’ve found in boxes, desks or in the attic? Don’t toss it! The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) welcomes donations of historic materials to add...

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Marker to be unveiled at ag history site

Marker to be unveiled at ag history site

The annual Cauliflower Festival in Margaretville will not be held September 26 due to the Covid pandemic, but the weekend will nonetheless feature the unveiling of a historic marker at the site where the region’s cauliflower industry first took root. The Historical...

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Middletown’s Stone School House marks Bicentennial

Middletown’s Stone School House marks Bicentennial

The Stone School House, a classic one-room school that once rang with the chatter of children, the stern commands of teachers, and the prayers and song of Sunday worship, is celebrating its 200th birthday in 2020! The Dunraven landmark, which is listed on the State...

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Annual meeting features Fleischmanns talk

Annual meeting features Fleischmanns talk

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will hold its annual meeting and luncheon Saturday, Oct. 26 at noon. Marilyn Mayes Kaltenborn will be the featured speaker, with a talk on “Growing up in Fleischmanns in the 1950s and ‘60s.” Space is limited....

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Autumn History Stroll is Oct. 6 in Margaretville

Autumn History Stroll is Oct. 6 in Margaretville

A leisurely walk in the Village of Margaretville on Sunday, Oct. 6 will combine the season’s colors with some local history at an event to benefit the Historical Society of Middletown (HSM) Building Fund. The Autumn History Stroll from 1 to 4 p.m. will be an easy...

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16th Annual Cauliflower Festival is Sept. 21

16th Annual Cauliflower Festival is Sept. 21

The 16th Annual Cauliflower Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 to 4 in Margaretville’s Village Park, sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. This family-friendly festival features a tractor parade (11:30 a.m.), a tent full of farmers and...

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Vendors, tractors sought for Cauliflower Fest

The 16th Annual Cauliflower Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 in Margaretville’s Village Park, and there is still room for vendors! Tractors, too!Businesses, artists, craftspeople, food purveyors and non-profit organizations are welcome. Find vendor forms at...

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Cruise-In, BBQ, Music and a Free Movie August 30!

Cruise-In, BBQ, Music and a Free Movie August 30!

CRUISE-IN PHOTO GALLERYClick for a larger view of each image...Main Street, Margaretville will be rocking Friday, evening, August 30 when a Cruise-In, a benefit chicken barbecue and a free movie launch the Labor Day Weekend with a bang. The event, co-sponsored by the...

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Grange is topic of August 23 talk

Grange is topic of August 23 talk

GRANGE PRESENTATION PHOTO GALLERYClick for a larger view of each image...“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...

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“Ghosts on the Land” is August 17 program

“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...

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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...

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