The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will offer 10-minute history presentations at the Spring on Main event in Margaretville Saturday, May 9.
“Pop Up History,” presented by HSM trustees, will provide quick and entertaining profiles of several venerable buildings and the people who occupied them. Listen for the call of the tin horn signaling presentations at the following sites:
11 a.m.: The Bussy Building, a Main Street landmark since 1850
Noon: the Ackerley House and Pocantico Inn which both burned on the site of what is now the Sluiter Agency/Municipal Building
1 p.m. The Commons (once two separate buildings) and neighboring Galli-Curci Theater, named for the opera star who sang at its 1921 opening
2 p.m. The Granary (once known as the Opera House) and Bridge Street (find out what was here before Freshtown!)
Look for HSM’s table in front of Foothills Shoe Store (the Bussy Building) for sales items, including the DVD of the 2014 Living History Cemetery Tour at Sanford Cemetery, Dunraven.
For details on these and other events for the remainder of the season, visit www.mtownhistory.org.