HSM is collecting photographs, letters and material about veterans, their families and local residents for an exhibit to be mounted next summer. The Delaware County Historical Association will loan its exhibit, “Delaware County in the Civil War,” and HSM will augment the show with local images and information, in observance of the War’s sesquicentennial.
The Annual Luncheon Meeting of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will feature an illustrated talk on the fascinating 1856 wall map of Delaware County created by Roxbury-born Jay Gould long before he became a railroad tycoon and the richest man in America.
Those who missed the Living History Tour of Margaretville Cemetery on June 30 will have a chance to see it this Saturday, Oct. 6 when a one-hour video produced by Nick Bibbo will be screened twice at the Historical Society of Middletown (HSM) hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville.
Outdoor fun and nature exploration for the whole family will be the order of the day Saturday, June 9 at the annual John Burroughs Community Day at Woodchuck Lodge: Discovery hike for kids, tree pruning demo, wildflower walk, geoache workshop, raptors on display, house tours and much more!
The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown unveils "The Great Outdoors," an exhibit of historic activities in the Catskill Forest Preseve. The exhibit can be seen this Saturday, May 19 when HSM unveils its new headquarters at 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. The Open House will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be light refreshments, door prizes and the opportunity to stroll around the beautiful pond and grounds.
Built in 1938 as the clubhouse for the Catskill Mountain Chapeter of the Izaak Walton League, this building outisde Margaretville became the New Kingston Valley Grange Hall in the mid-1990s. The Grange recently deeded it to the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown.
Update - the latest batch of Catskill Mountain News microfilm has been scanned and posted online at http://history.catskill.net. Check it out.