History group hosts annual meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 from noon-3 p.m. at the New Kingston Valley Grange Hall on Cemetery Road, Margaretville.
The afternoon begins with a brunch at noon, prepared by members of the Grange. The menu includes ham, chicken and vegetarian entrees, seasonal local vegetables and a selection of homemade pies for dessert. Reservations are required by September 1. Call 845 586-3949, or e-mail history@catskill.net to save a seat. Prepayment ($15 per person) is requested. Please send checks to HSM, P.O. Box 745, Margaretville, NY 12455.
The Annual Report on the society’s activities and projects over the past year will be presented at 1 p.m., and election of members of the Executive Committee (board) will be held. Running for one-year terms as officers are: President Diane Galusha, Vice President Carolyn Konheim, Treasurer Marilyn Pitetti and Secretary Andrew VanBenschoten.
Fran Faulkner, Lucci Kelly and George Hendricks are seeking seats as trustees.
New and renewal memberships will be taken that day. You can also become a member at the Margaretville Street Fair August 23, or by sending a check ($10 seniors and students; $20 individual, $30 household) to HSM, P.O. Box 745, Margaretville, NY 12455.
At 1:30 p.m. Carol Berkin, professor of history at Baruch College, City University of New York, will present a talk.
This free program is open to the public.