Historic Margaretville focus of slide show on July 25

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will host a slide show of historic images of Margaretville Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at the HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. Admission is $2; HSM members get in free.

Halcottsville post card collector Lynda Stratton and her daughter, Kathy Roberts, have organized a program of some 200 images of buildings, street scenes, river views and localized greetings. They range from the 1890s to the 1970s.

Pictured are business blocks, the hospital (old and new), the school, two covered bridges, several hotels, Delaware & Eastern (Northern) RR station and engines, several individual homes, and much more.

Some of the photos show places that are familiar to us today. Others have been gone for decades, and more than a few have been altered so much that they can barely be recognized.
Historical information and personal recollections of any of the buildings pictured will be gratefully received.

Stratton and Roberts presented a popular program on Arkville images last summer that drew a standing room only crowd.
FMI: www.mtownhistory.org, email history@catskill.net, or call 586-4973.