Find our more about the Middletown Historical Society, our museum hours, and all about the benefits of membership.
1st Satuday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.
3rd Wednesday of each month from noon to 4 p.m.
Other times by appointment. We welcome individuals, families and groups. Call Alison Matsen at (302) 378-8265 or (302) 740-5544 to set up a time.
The private school opened its doors in October of 1826 and was used as a private academy until 1876, when it became part of the public school system. In 1840, the school had 33 pupils.
It is now owned by the Middletown Historical Society and is shared with the Middletown Chamber of Commerce.
Since its founding in 1985, the Society has hosted house tours in Middletown, as well as lectures on the history of Middletown. The Middletown Historical Society is responsible for hosting the annual Olde-Tyme Peach festival, a tradition started in 1993. The goal of the festival is to increase awareness of the important role peaches played in the formation of present day Middletown while providing an inexpensive, enjoyable family outing right here in Middletown.
The Society hopes to be able to provide educational lectures and displays to increase public awareness of Middletown’s rich heritage and the important role the area has played in Delaware history. Currently the Society is renovating the Old Academy Building as a local museum to house items that we have already collected and so we may begin collecting Middletown artifacts in earnest.
Meetings are at the Old Academy Building, North Broad Street.
As with every organization, its strength is in its membership. All who have a friendly interest in Middletown’s history are welcome to join as memebers of the Historical Society.