About Historical Society of the Town of Middletown
Welcome to the only website dedicated to the history of the Town of Middletown, located in Delaware County, in the Central Catskill Mountains of New York State.
Our Town includes eight villages and hamlets: Margaretville, Fleischmanns, Arkville, Dunraven, Halcottsville, Kelly Corners, New Kingston and Redkill/Bedell, as well as a community that is no more Arena, lost more than half a century ago to the Pepacton Reservoir. Youll find capsule histories and photographs of all of them on the Communities page.
This site is also the home of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM). Formed in 2004, HSM has grown from 40 founding members, to an organization of more than 100 history lovers who enjoy and support our programs and preservation projects. The Margaretville Covered Bridge, which spanned the East Branch of the Delaware River on Bridge Street from the 1860s until 1933, is our logo, symbolic of the bridge we hope to make between the past and our contemporary lives.
We invite you to tour the site and appreciate the rich heritage of our beautiful Town. Come back often to see what new history has been posted since your last visit!