MTHS
PO Box 203
Lima, PA 19037
610-316-5620 
Middletown Township
Historical Society
About Us

We found a home!

Beginning our Move

  
The historical society has started to move into our new home at Roosevelt School.   Over the past several months, the township has been working hard to get our area ready to occupy.   Donations of office furniture, bookcases and other furniture have been made by Coldwell Banker Preferred, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., and society members Karl Thomas and Susan Mescanti.  An open house is being planned at Roosevelt for early Fall.  The date will be announced.
  

Things we need

  
 Right now, we are looking for donations of new or gently used items to help us get underway.  If you have a donation, contact Sue Mescanti at susanmescanti@gmail.com.  We will arrange for pick-up if needed.

Upright vacuum cleaner
(2} box fans
Dorm-size refrigerator
Folding chairs
Easels
Legal size hanging folders
8 ft. ladder
  
  
Opening the door to our past
Welcome to the home of the Middletown Township Historical Society (MTHS). The Society was first organized in 1982 in anticipation of  the celebration of Middletown's 300th Anniversary in 1986, It was disbanded in the early 1990’s but was reformed in April of 2009 in anticipation of the Township's 325th Anniversary in 2011. 

  
We celebrated the Township's 325th Anniversary with two important events. First the publication of Middletown Township, Delaware County, PA by Mary Anne Eves, the Historical Society's VP. This second book on the Township's history, part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, is filled with photos of your hometown. It's for sale for only $10.00 at the Middletown Township Free Library or our website .  Also, we started our award-winning lecture series, Middletown Mondays, with topics on Middletown and the region’s history.  Past topics included the mills, Wawa Dairy, Fair Acres, and ghost stories and legends around Middletown, along with a series on the Civil War in Middletown.  We also welcome suggestions for topics and speakers for future programs. Please email us at info@mthsdelco,org.

In the seven years since its reorganization, the Historical Society has been awarded four Delaware County Heritage Awards and two Delaware County Historical Society Lee Brown Volunteer Awards.  We continue with improvements to “Oak Lawn,” the house located on Township property at the corner of Middletown and Rose Tree Roads. The house has been stabilized and students from Penncrest High School, Williamson College of the Trades and township Boy Scouts have been involved in the beautification of the exterior.
  
MTHS is dedicated to preserving our township’s rich history and artifacts that made Middletown what it is today. We typically meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (except for July and August) in the Middletown Township Building and we invite you to participate. Better yet, consider becoming a member today!