Middletown Historical Society Announces 2014 Season

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) announces their many offerings and activities for 2014, including the Third Annual Living History Cemetery Tour, a rousing folksong sing-out, a program on the lost community of Arena, and a slide show on the history of skiing in the Catskills.


Historic Winter in Delaware County

We took a trip back to the winters of years past and unearthed a selection of photographs depicting winter life in the Catskills. From skiiing to logging, snow storms to snow forts, the winter white was plenty in the Delaware County days of old.


“The Power of Archives: Historical Records” Exhibit Opening, Wine & Cheese Reception

A new exhibit at the Delaware County Historical Association highlighting the museum’s archives will open on February 14 at 4pm with a wine and cheese reception. Items from DCHA’s archives on display will include materials pertaining to the War of 1812 and the Civil War; milk strikes; nineteenth-century land records; maps; genealogical information; women’s suffrage; personal diaries; and numerous posters, photos and ephemera.

1901 Civil War Veterans reunion, Ben Marvin Post, Walton.



HSM seeks Civil War Photos and Information

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.


Bob Wyer’s Delaware County: Photographs From the Mid- 20th Century

The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) is currently hosting a major exhibit for the fall featuring the photography of local photojournalist Bob Wyer (1908-1982). This exhibition of rarely- or never-before-seen images taken by Bob Wyer will remain on display until January 2013. Hours Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm. Free admission.