Jay Gould’s Map Topic for HSM Annual Meeting October 20th

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. 

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History Award of Merit Nominations Requested by October 19th

The Delaware County Historical Association is once more accepting nominations for its annual Awards of Merit. Individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the preservation and presentation of local history, traditions and culture will be presented with awards at DCHA’s Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, November 4, 2012. 
 

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Woodchuck Lodge Tours, Cider Making This Weekend

The final tours of the season at naturalist John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury will be offered Columbus Day weekend, October 6, 7 and 8 from 11 to 3 each day. A special feature of this weekend will be cider making on Sunday from noon to 3. This will also be the last opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket to win a hand-turned pen made from the wood of the red oak tree that once shaded the Lodge.

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Cemetery Tour Video To Be Screened Oct. 6

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.   

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Reggie Harris Songs and Poetry:  The Civil War and Civil Rights Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

Guitarist and singer Reggie Harris has been touring internationally with his wife Kim Harris for over thirty years, performing music relating to peace, freedom, hope and the social justice movement. Join this intimate discussion and presentation of the words and music from the epoch of slavery through contemporary social action. This program is presented in conjunction with “Four Seasons, Four Years—The Civil War: A Musical Journey” on September 30. 

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